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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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Disaster Robotics: 5 Lessons from Katrina and 22 Other Emergency Deployments

September 18, 2015 - via Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue It takes huge amounts of time just to go through the data," she said. "So, we need to make improvements in the data science and informatics."

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Seafloor Photo Mosaic From 4,000m Depth

September 18, 2015 - via GEOMAR GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany, investigated manganese nodule fields in the eastern Pacific Ocean to determine the long term impact of deep sea mining.

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Robots Help Map England’s Deepwater Canyons

September 16, 2015 - via National Oceanography Centre Using a newly-developed sideways-directed echo-sounder, the Autosub6000 robot-sub, maintained by the NOC, was able to map vertical walls within the canyon with a resolution of 3-5m per pixel.

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Autonomous Underwater Vehicles Market by Type, Application & Geography - Analysis & Forecast to 2020

September 16, 2015 - via Markets and Markets Major drivers identified for the autonomous underwater vehicles market are the rising importance of AUVs in defense, maritime security, and research, growing energy needs, and rising investments into offshore oil & gas drilling.

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Boston Engineering Receives $500,000 MassVentures Grant to Commercialize its Biologically Inspired Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs)

September 15, 2015 - via Boston Engineering MassVentures helps growing Massachusetts-based companies commercialize technologies developed under Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) contracts.

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Warfare Center showing off AUVs at Pax River

September 15, 2015 - via NSWC Panama City Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division is working with autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) and now they're getting a chance to demonstrate AUV capabilities.

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Real-life Terminator Robot to Seek Out and Eliminate GBR Scourge

September 15, 2015 - via Queensland University of Technology COTSbot was equipped with stereoscopic cameras to give it depth perception, five thrusters to maintain stability, GPS and pitch-and-roll sensors and a unique pneumatic injection arm to deliver a fatal dose of bile salts.

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Restrictions on Airborne Shipments of Lithium Batteries Gain Support

September 6, 2015 - via Wall Street Journal Depending on cargo hold pressures, accumulation of gases and internal battery power levels, FAA experts determined that such compartments can even be compromised by the uncontrolled ignition of eight or even fewer batteries.

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