Tallinn University of Technology (TUT) (Estonian: Tallinna Tehnikaülikool, abbreviated TTÜ) is the only university of technology in Estonia, and one of the three most important institutions of higher education in Estonia generally. It is located in the capital city of Tallinn, Estonia. Tallinn University of Technology is not related to Tallinn University (established in 2005). TUT has colleges in Tallinn, Tartu, Kuressaare and Kohtla-Järve. In the early twentieth century, Estonia recognised an urgent need for locally trained engineering specialists . Until then, young people from Estonia had received their specialist education in St. Petersburg, Germany or Riga. Opportunities had to be sought for engineering-minded people to acquire an Estonian-based education which was adapted to local conditions and needs; also, Estonia was in the process of establishing itself as an independent country. On 17 September 1918, the Estonian Engineering Society opened an Estonian-based engineering school named Special Engineering Courses. That date has been recognised as the founding date of the Tallinn University of Technology.
A robot turtle will help underwater archaeologists to inspect shipwrecks
The Robot Safari in London Science Museum will see the world premiere of the underwater robot U-CAT, a highly maneuverable robot turtle, designed to penetrate shipwrecks.
Robotic fish navigate flowscapes
The EU funded European research project FILOSE has developed robots with a new sense - lateral line sensing. All fish have this sensing organ but so far it had no technological counterpart on man-made underwater vehicles.