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Riptide Ships Six More Micro-UUVs to US Navy

August 2, 2016 - via Riptide Autonomous Solutions

Riptide Autonomous Solutions has shipped six Micro-UUVs to the US Navy. The unmanned undersea vehicles are configured with a dry payload volume that will enable rapid payload development and demonstration and allow the Navy to test various new sensor systems with these small flexible vehicles.

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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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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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Underwater Vehicle Program Achieves Acquisition Milestone

September 3, 2015 - via US Navy Unmanned Maritime Systems

An industry day is scheduled for Sept. 14 in Washington, D.C., at which the Unmanned Maritime Systems Program Office will host a presentation and discussion for the industry community on LDUUV requirements.

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Underwater Energy Transfer to Expand UUV Capability

August 20, 2015 - via NSWC Carderock

The ability to use wireless technology to charge UUV batteries while underwater may significantly decrease time between missions, improving overall utility.

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Kongsberg European Seaglider Support Center

August 20, 2015 - via Kongsberg Underwater Technology Inc

The new support center will begin stocking spare parts and battery refurbishment kits immediately and will have the capacity to perform standard vehicle battery refurbishment services and minor system repairs by Q4 2015.

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Unmanned Underwater Vehicles Market 2015-2020 Report Launched

August 7, 2015 - via Market Reports

Market Forcast for unmanned underwater vehicles 2015-2020

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BOEING’S NEW AUTONOMOUS SUB CAN DIVE TO 20,000 FEET DEEP

August 7, 2015 - via Boeing

The Seeker’s larger size allows it to run for twice as long and go twice as far as its predecessor. Boeing’s used the extra interior cargo space—170 cubic feet, compared to 25 in the Ranger—to increase payload capacity, and packed it with enough silver-zinc batteries to keep it running for days on end. At a typical speed of 3.5 mph, it’s got enough life to travel 265 miles without recharging. And it fits inside a standard 40-foot shipping container— important for moving it quickly and safely around the world.

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Students Race Robot Submarines in ‘Back to the Future’-Themed Competition

August 5, 2015 - via Office of Naval Research

San Diego State University took this year’s top prize of $6,000. National University of Singapore won second prize and $4,000; Maritime State University placed third for $3,000; earning $1,000 each were California Institute of Technology, University of Arizona, Far Eastern Federal University and Amador Valley High School, which placed fourth to seventh, respectively.

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Navy leaders: Future rides on unmanned systems

August 5, 2015 - via US Navy

Science and technology development are key to minimizing critical gaps for future naval operations, specifically in the unmanned domain.

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Kraken and Tritech Launch Correlation Velocity Log

August 4, 2015 - via Kraken

Under the terms of the multi-year agreement, Tritech will sell the Kraken-developed CVL, AquaTrak(TM), under the Tritech name and branding, through their international network.

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US Navy submarine successfully launches and recovers underwater drone

August 1, 2015 - via US Navy

The underwater drone was launched from a dry deck shelter – a removable module that can be attached to a submarine – which makes entering and exiting a sub easier when the boat is submerged.

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