Posts Tagged ‘autonomous underwater vehicles’

Robots Help Ocean Explorers Map the Sea Floor

To discover the ocean, map the seafloor and get an up-close view, ocean explorers deploy a range of powerful technologies, from ship-based sonar to autonomous underwater and remotely operated vehicles.

Mother Nature Lends a Hand to Create More Efficient Underwater Robots

Robotic manta rays and turtles, like the MantaDroid and naro-tartaruga, may solve current limitations to AUVs as the next generation of marine robots copy biological designs to become more efficient, adaptable and maneuverable.

Motivation to Map: A Quest to Understand What the Earth Really Looks Like

Experts are pushing for better bathymetric charts of the ocean floor at a time when, technically, it’s already 100 percent mapped. What’s wrong with today’s maps, and what effects will improvements have?

In the Hunt for Ocean Treasures, Robots Lead the Way

Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE teams are building autonomous robots to map the seafloor and hunt for unknown signals in the hope of winning $7 million.

Going Deep to Go Far: How Dive Depth Impacts Seaglider Range

Seagliders are buoyancy driven Autonomous Underwater Vehicles used for long-term oceanographic observation. How does the depth of operation affect a Seaglider’s range?