Aquabotics is a team of engineering students enthusiastic about the fields of robotics and exploration.


To design, build and test an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) capable of completing a series of challenges, and to participate internationally in the annual RoboSub competition, and other AUV contests, as a collaborative team of all engineering disciplines.


The goal of Aquabotics is to continually offer students opportunities to engage in project-based learning and to gain real-world expertise through practical applications of ever-changing engineering, while aiming to contribute to the field of underwater autonomous systems.

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Caretta 2.0

Caretta 2.0 incorporates new improvements in the mechanical and electrical design, as well as achieving the ability to perform series of tasks autonomously. Having fulfilled the requirements to be an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV), Caretta 2.0 is expected to compete in RoboSub 2020.

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Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV)

Caretta 1.0

Above is an image of the first version of Caretta, named after the indigenous species of sea turtles uniquely native to the Mediterranean, as a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV). ROVs are essential to aquatic navigation and can be operated using a controller.

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2019-2020 Team

Faculty Advisor

Prof. Dr. Hasan Demirel

Faculty Advisor

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Qasim Zeeshan

Team Leader

Abdel Rahman Bekawi

mechanical sub-team

Software sub-team

Electrical sub-team

Public Relations

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We are grateful to Dr. Necdet Osam, the rector of Eastern Mediterranean University, for his consistent support and receptive encouragement to this project.

General Advisor

Prof. Dr. Necdet Osam

Special thanks to our exceptional sponsors who made this project possible: