Under Water Robot

Envirobot : Pinpointing Sources of Water Pollution With a Robotic Eel

Envirobot : Pinpointing Sources of Water Pollution With a Robotic Eel

Jul 25, 2017 @ 18:22  | Researchers from EPFL, together with other institutes, have developed a robotic eel that swims through contaminated water to find the source of the pollution. The sensor-equipped robot can be controlled remotely or move on its own. In tests carried out in a small section of Lake Geneva, the robot […]

New Algorithm, Metrics Improve Autonomous Underwater Vehicles’ Energy Efficiency

New Algorithm, Metrics Improve Autonomous Underwater Vehicles’ Energy Efficiency

Jul 21, 2017 @ 05:29 | Robotics researchers have found a way for autonomous underwater vehicles to navigate strong currents with greater energy efficiency, which means the AUVs can gather data longer and better. AUVs such as underwater gliders are valuable research tools limited primarily by their energy budget – every bit of battery power […]

Undersea Robot Reveals “Schools” of Animals in Deep Scattering Layers

Undersea Robot Reveals “Schools” of Animals in Deep Scattering Layers

Jul 12, 2017 @ 09:06 | Throughout the world ocean, animals congregate at certain depths. A new paper in Limnology and Oceanography shows that, rather than consisting of a random mixture of animals, these Scattering  layers contain discrete groups or “schools” of squids, fishes, and crustaceans. Throughout the world ocean, animals congregate at certain depths, […]

Laser-targeting A.I. Yields More Mars Science

Laser-targeting A.I. Yields More Mars Science

Jun 22, 2017 @ 05:00 | Artificial intelligence is changing how we study Mars. A.I. software on NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover has helped it zap dozens of laser targets on the Red Planet this past year, becoming a frequent science tool when the ground team was out of contact with the spacecraft. This same software […]

Boeing Begins Trial of Extra Large Unmanned Undersea Vehicle

Boeing Begins Trial of Extra Large Unmanned Undersea Vehicle

Jun 12, 2017 @ 18:19 | Off the coast of Southern California, Boeing’s 51-foot Echo Voyager is making its ocean debut as initial sea trials get underway for Boeing’s extra large unmanned undersea vehicle (XLUVV). Boeing test engineers are checking the vehicle’s communications, autonomy, propulsion, systems integration and the vehicle’s battery operation with a mix […]

Synthetic Two-Sided Gecko’s Foot Could Enable Underwater Robotics

Synthetic Two-Sided Gecko’s Foot Could Enable Underwater Robotics

Apr 27, 2017 @ 17:58| Inspired from gecko’s foot, scientists have created a double-sided adhesive that copies this reversible ability to stick and unstick to surfaces even in wet conditions. Geckos are well known for effortlessly scrambling up walls and upside down across ceilings. Even in slippery rain forests, the lizards maintain their grip. Now […]

Transparent, gel-based robots can catch and release live fish

Transparent, gel-based robots can catch and release live fish

Feb 2, 2017 @ 05:25 | By Jennifer Chu |  MIT News Made from hydrogel, gel-based robots may one day assist in surgical operations, evade underwater detection. Engineers at MIT have fabricated transparent, gel-based robots that move when water is pumped in and out of them. The bots can perform a number of fast, forceful tasks, including kicking […]