News tagged with underwater vehicle

Helping robots hold on

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 ...

Nov 10, 2011 not rated yet 1 | with audio podcast

Turning the tide to energy

NASA researchers who developed a new way to power robotic underwater vehicles believe a spin-off technology could help convert ocean energy into electrical energy on a much larger scale. The researchers hope ...

Mar 06, 2009 3.4 / 5 (24) 6

Demonstrating a driverless future

In the coming decades, we will likely commute to work and explore the countryside in autonomous, or driverless, cars capable of communicating with the roads they are traveling on. A convergence of technological ...

Jun 24, 2014 5 / 5 (1) 2

Toward smarter underwater drones

(Phys.org) —The news was not good. An underwater drone armed with the best technology on the planet had descended repeatedly to the bottom of the Indian Ocean, trying to find Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. ...

May 30, 2014 not rated yet 0