Category Archives: Water

Robots Follow Penguins

A group called Polar Oceans Research Group along with people from Rutgers University, The University of Delaware and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo are working to track penguins with glider type robots. Specifically, the researchers are tracking Adelie Penguins to … Continue reading

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Bluefin Robotics Awarded $30 Million Contract

Bluefin Robotics, makers of AUV’s (Autonomous Underwater Vehicles) was recently awarded a $30 million contract for HULS ( Explosive Ordnance Disposal Hull Unmanned Underwater Vehicle Localization Systems) by The Naval Surface Warfare Center. David Kelly, president of Bluefin Robotics stated, … Continue reading

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Protei The Robotic Oil Cleaning Sailboat

Protei is the plural for Proteus, son of Poseidon, the god of the sea. Protei is a cool open source project aimed at creating a fleet of autonomous sailboats that help skim the surface of the water and clean up … Continue reading

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Robotic Fish Achieves 4 G

Researchers at the UMASS Amherst Fluid-Structure Interactions Lab have built a fish that can achieve a speed of 4 g from a standstill.  Some fish, like a Pike, can achieve speeds of 15 g for a few seconds.  The researchers … Continue reading

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Monteray Bay Aquariam Tethys AUV

A new AUV (Autonomus Underwater Vehicle) from Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute in California called Tethys has been unveiled. Most AUV’s can either go for a long time or go fast, but not both.  Tethys combines both of these properties … Continue reading

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