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Navy's Silent NEMO project the GhostSwimmer™ strives to significantly advance UUV technology throughout the world. Read more


BIOSwimmer™ is designed for high maneuverability in harsh environments, with a flexible aft section. Read more

Iver 3 Nano

The Iver3 Nano is the most affordable AUV platform released by Ocean Server Technology.  Starting at just $53K USD including sonar (and $82K with SS and DVL) Read More

Haiyan underwater glider

The Haiyan underwater glider is 1.8 meters in length with a diameter of 0.3 meter, and weighs about 70 kilograms. The device is developed by a scientific research team of Tianjin University. The underwater glider can go 1,500 meters underwater; its maximum voyage is 1,000 kilometers and it can work 30 days continuously. Read Article

AutoNaut USV

AutoNaut is wave propelled and performs equally well on all headings, and has long endurance.
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The World of 2020 According to DARPA

March 26, 2015 - via DARPA The Upward Falling Payloads program seeks to put robot pods on the ocean floor and then allowing them to lie in wait for years until, triggered by either an event or a command, they wake from their deathly sleep and rise to the surface to release their payloads.

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Massive underwater volcano spewing pumice on Australian and New Zealand beaches

March 13, 2015 - via University of Tasmania Sentry can take digital photographs of deep-sea terrain and is equipped with sonars. With Jason, the scientists will have access to the seafloor while remaining on the ship. It will gather samples of marine life, sediment and rock, and transmit images and video.

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Bluefin Robotics Underwater Robot Helps Locate Historic Sunken Japanese Battleship Musashi

March 12, 2015 - via Bluefin Robotics Located by philanthropist and entrepreneur Paul G. Allen aided by advanced undersea technology

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Modern Tech for a Cold Case

March 12, 2015 - via Seabotix George Nikita’s plane with four passengers crashed in a blizzard over Lake Champlain in 1971. It took 43 years and a collaboration of modern technology to help solve the mystery.

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Sabertooth AUV Goes 4D in Lake Vättern

March 11, 2015 - via Saab Seaeye For the demonstration the Sabertooth was equipped with a high-end sensor suite including side scan sonar, sub bottom profilers, high frequency imaging sonar, multibeam echo sounder and cameras, along with GPS, DVL and inertial measurement unit (IMU) supporting the navigation. Processing of the trajectory data was achieved with an algorithm developed by Saab Dynamics.

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Research voyage helps answer questions on benefits to marine life in waters where fishing has been excluded

March 11, 2015 - via Australian Centre for Field Robotics “The AUV has supplied us with highly-detailed imagery of the rocky reefs and sediments, together with an assessment of the benthic marine animals that live in these deep offshore systems,” he said. “This provides our first detailed look at the shelf fauna of the Marine Reserve and cool temperate region, as well as the habitat and biological assemblages that support our important coastal fisheries, such as rock lobster."

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Ocean glider helps keep an eye on marine life

March 11, 2015 - via Stanford’s Hopkins Marine Station Scientists are using the Wave Glider, along with a network of stationary buoys, to detect when tagged animals get within range of acoustic receivers.

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Underwater research device worth $200k found after two years missing off WA coast

March 10, 2015 - via Schmidt Ocean Institute A team from UWA, together with researchers from the Western Australian Museum, CSIRO and the Institute of Marine Sciences in Italy, found the device near the end of a 12-day expedition surveying the undersea canyon using a remote operated vehicle (ROV) for the first time.

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