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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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Disguised as a tuna, bioswimmer is changing the game for underwater inspections

October 18, 2016 - via Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate BioSwimmer is a semi-autonomous underwater vehicle equipped to inspect a vessel’s exterior for illicit cargo and contraband, as well as harbor facilities for unwanted activity.

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Exploring Alien Oceans with AUVs

October 17, 2016 - via Marine technology Reporter The German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI GmbH) Robotics Innovation Center (RIC) launched the Europa-Explorer project in December 2012 – a pilot survey for future missions to Europa.

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Thales and 19 French SMEs Develop Combined Surface and Underwater Unmanned System

October 17, 2016 - via Thales The new AUSS concept (Autonomous Underwater & Surface System), the world's first hybrid unmanned system capable of operating both above and below the surface.

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Coatian Navy receives autonomous underwater vehicles

October 17, 2016 - via Hydroid Croatia has received donated autonomous underwater vehicles from the United States.

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British navy sends robots to sea in military exercise

October 14, 2016 - via Royal Navy The Royal Navy is testing just how much robot craft can do by themselves in military exercises off the British coast.

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Teledyne Webb Research Releases New Glider Piloting Software – Piloting Made Easy

October 12, 2016 - via Teledyne Webb Research The new SFMC software suite offers customers some key benefits including active vehicle tracking and mission planning, consolidated data management, the ability to access piloting tools from any platform including tablets and smartphones, and increased security with individual login accounts and multi-level permission sets

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New Lithium-Ion Energy Storage Solution Fearlessly Deploys 100% Silicon

October 12, 2016 - via LeydenJar The company has come up with a new version of lithium-ion battery technology that uses 100% silicon instead of graphite.

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Interview: Rear Adm. Robert Girrier on the Future of the Navy’s Unmanned Systems

October 12, 2016 - via USNI The charge to me was be the champion for unmanned systems, and show how they bring value, and then work on integrating them into the force, the fleet

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