WATCH: Underwater robot wars see school teams battle for supremacy

Engineers of the future went head-to-head at in an annual robot competition in Aberdeen.

The Scottish MATE ROV contest was co-ordinated and hosted by Robert Gordon University.

It saw nine school teams from around the country test robots on underwater missions to reach the international final.

The competition was one of 24 regional heats held worldwide by the Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Centre in California and the winning team will head to the international final at Long Beach City College.

BP North Sea has sponsored the competition since its launch and Subsea UK and ROVOP have this year continued their support.

Tim Smith, vice-president of communications and external affairs for BP North Sea, said: “The ROV design competition continues to be a great highlight in the Aberdeen engineering calendar and BP is delighted to once again support RGU with this excellent initiative.”