Aquatic Robotics

Fleets of Underwater Autonomous Robots

Posted 4 Aug 2006 at 15:09 UTC by steve Share This

Roland Piquepaille writes, "Inspired by the coordination of bird flocks and fish schools, oceanographers will launch this month an entire fleet of undersea robots in Monterey Bay, California. These underwater robots will work together without human input. The goal of this program is to make detailed and efficient observations of the ocean, but it also has larger implications. For example, 'it may lead to the development of robot fleets that forecast ocean conditions and better protect endangered marine animals, track oil spills, and guide military operations at sea.' And the researchers think that self-choreographed robotic teams might even explore other planets." For more details see Roland's blog posting or the Princeton Adaptive Sampling and Prediction website.


Sea Secrets., posted 6 Aug 2006 at 13:22 UTC by marev » (Observer)

Looks like the secrets of the worlds seas are going to be discovered now,oil better contained and the militaries got an extra dimension in its work.

similar, posted 7 Aug 2006 at 11:58 UTC by c6jones720 » (Master)

I know of several similar projects happening right now in Bristol England.

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