News tagged with glider

ONR helps undersea robots get the big picture

Scientists have successfully transitioned fundamental research in autonomy to undersea gliders, demonstrating in recent sea tests how the new software, sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR), can help robots become ...

dateDec 03, 2011 in Engineering
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Robotic boats to travel across Pacific Ocean

( -- Last Thursday, November 17, four unmanned Wave Gliders left the coast of San Francisco and began a 300-day journey across the Pacific Ocean. The vehicles, which are self-propelled and remotely piloted, will ...

dateNov 21, 2011 in Robotics weblog
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Colugos glide to save time, not energy

Gripping tightly to a tree trunk, at first sight a colugo might be mistaken for a lemur. However, when this animal leaps it launches into a graceful glide, spreading wide the enormous membrane that spans its legs and tail ...

dateJul 28, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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Field study of smoggy inversions to end

During the past two months, researchers launched weather balloons, drove instrument-laden cars and flew a glider to study winter inversions that often choke Salt Lake City in smog and trap dirty air in other urban basins ...

dateFeb 02, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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Underwater glider sets 2 Antarctic firsts

Researcher Walker Smith of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary, has been conducting shipboard studies of biological productivity in Antarctica's Ross Sea for the last three decades. This ...

dateJan 19, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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New long-range undersea robot goes the distance

Over the past decade, the undersea robots known as autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) have become increasingly important in oceanographic research. Today's AUVs fall into two groups: 1) propeller-driven vehicles that can ...

dateNov 02, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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