News tagged with underwater vehicle

AUVs: From idea to implementation

Since the 1970s, when early autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) were developed at MIT, Institute scientists have tackled various barriers to robots that can travel autonomously in the deep ocean. This fo ...

dateNov 07, 2011 in Engineering
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Japan, U.S. team deploys underwater robots to coast

A team of research and industry experts with four state-of-the-art small underwater vehicles from the United States-based Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue (CRASAR) are working with the Japanese-based ...

dateApr 21, 2011 in Robotics
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Navigating underwater using spiral sound

With the increased use of underwater robotics in both Navy and commercial applications, underwater navigation becomes more and more important. As researchers attempt to make these vehicles smaller and less ...

dateNov 17, 2010 in Engineering
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The deep sea, from a robot's perspective

Robots do not have to breathe. For this reason they can dive longer than any human. Equipped with the necessary sensor technology they inspect docks or venture down to the ocean fl oor to search for raw materials. ...

dateNov 02, 2010 in Engineering
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Mapping of 'Titanic' wreck begins

A high-tech expedition that aims to create a detailed map of the wreckage of the Titanic has begun exploring the ocean floor where the ship sank nearly one hundred years ago, the crew said Thursday.

dateAug 27, 2010 in Archaeology & Fossils
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Highlight of the Polarstern expedition

The Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in the Helmholtz Association for the first time sent its Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) on an under-ice mission at about 79° North. The four-metre-long, torpedo ...

dateJul 29, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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