News Articles with Category: Multiple Vehicles

Liquid Robotics and Boeing Demonstrated Groundbreaking Autonomous Maritime Warfare Capabilities at the British Royal Navy's Unmanned Warrior Demonstration

October 31, 2016 - via Liquid Robotics Over the two-week demonstration, the SHARCs successfully detected and tracked an advancing unmanned underwater vehicle and most significantly -- a manned diesel submarine.

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AUVs Communicate to Move around in Swarms

October 24, 2016 - via RtSystems A ‘master’ drone, with a reliable navigation system, can be used to guide other drones and is therefore capable of maintaining a precise position without using a heavy and expensive inertial navigation system.

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From Under the Sea to Up in the Air: Lockheed Martin Conducts First Underwater Unmanned Aircraft Launch from Unmanned Underwater Vehicle

September 28, 2016 - via Lockheed Martin During the Annual Navy Technology Exercise (ANTX) activities in August, the Submaran relayed instructions to Marlin from a ground control station via underwater acoustic communications. Following these instructions, the Marlin launched the Vector Hawk using a specially-designed canister from the surface of the Narragansett Bay. Following launch, Vector Hawk successfully assumed a mission flight track. All three autonomous vehicles—Marlin, Submaran and Vector Hawk—communicated operational status to the ground control station to maintain situational awareness and provide a means to command and control all assets.

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AUVs to pack-hunt for seabed ore bodies

September 18, 2016 - via ECA After demonstrating the feasibility of using AUVs equipped with magnetometers to locate sulphide deposits, the next step was to develop the concept of AUVs hunting in packs with a pair of specialist partners

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AUVs for Environmental Recognition and Sensing

September 6, 2016 - via Hydro International The main goal of SWARMs is to make AUVs, ROVs and USVs further accessible and useful, making autonomous maritime and offshore operations a viable option for new and existent industries.

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Northrop Grumman conducts advanced unmanned systems teaming

September 5, 2016 - via IHS Jane's International Defence Review Northrop Grumman has demonstrated a new autonomy framework that enables multiple unrelated unmanned systems to communicate and collaborate on a mission.

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Data gathering expedition using coordinated groups of underwater robotics

March 18, 2015 - via Australian Centre for Field Robotics "We believe this is a big step in pushing oceanographic technology forward," said chief engineer, Dr. Pizarro. The work will bring engineers closer to being able to leave groups of robotic vehicles unattended for long stretches of time to accomplish tasks like detailed seafloor mapping and chemical analyses across wide areas.

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Watch 41 Underwater Drones Swarm Together

January 12, 2015 - via University of Ganz The researchers have an ambitious goal. They want to understand whether a network of bots can show swarm cognition—and they are comparing the intelligence of their swarm to biological organisms.

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Inside the Navy’s Secret Swarm Robot Experiment

October 5, 2014 - via Office of Naval Research Messages are relayed and the small escort boats begin moving. Detecting the enemy vessel with radar and infrared sensors, they perform a series of maneuvers to encircle the craft, coming close enough to the boat to engage it and near enough to one another to seal off any potential escape or access to the ship they are guarding.

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Herding robots

February 12, 2014 - via MIT A new system combines simple control programs to enable fleets of robots — or other “multiagent systems” — to collaborate in unprecedented ways.

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Fish-Like Underwater Robots Developed to Protect the Environment

December 26, 2013 - via European Union Teams of robotic fish are drawing on the intelligence of swarms of social insects and other organisms in new ways to help protect the environment.

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EvoLogics Underwater Modems Connect AUVs (France)

August 9, 2013 - via EvoLogics The partners succeeded in programming and running a fleet of vehicles, performing CPF (Cooperative Path Following) maneuvers of the USVs and ROF (Range Only Formation) maneuvers of the AUVs. To demonstrate the system’s efficiency, the experiments were performed with different sets of marine vehicles from different MORPH partners – six vehicles overall.

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Underwater Robots Operationally Tested by 32 Researchers

August 9, 2013 - via Infremer The tests were focused on the integration and cooperative operation of multiple heterogeneous marine vehicles, perhaps the world's most advanced fleet of surface and underwater drones.

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Time to train for world’s first fleet of marine drones

July 28, 2013 - via AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE The new submarine robot “GIRONA500” is submerged in La Seyne-sur-Mer, southern France. The Spanish designed robot is part of the European project MORPH, which aims at creating underwater robotic systems which can function and communicate autonomously, as new approach of underwater exploration.

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Coral-bots: teams of robots that repair coral reefs

April 15, 2013 - via Kickstarter Coral-bots are a team of robots that intelligently navigate across a damaged coral reef, transplanting pieces of healthy corals along the way.

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Underwater Robots Tail Sharks

March 6, 2013 - via Discovery News The robot is designed to track individual animals. That can provide valuable information about their habits. “We’re looking at fine scale movement.

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Grant finances aquatic robot

November 16, 2012 - via Drexel University Hsieh’s project aims to understand how current patterns can improve autonomous underwater robotic navigation. She wants to discover ways to use currents to form fuel-efficient paths for underwater robots.

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Robotic Airplane, Boat, and Submarine Team Up to Monitor Coral Reefs

October 9, 2012 - via IEEE Sectrum This heterogeneous robotic team consists of a small autonomous UAV, an ASV (autonomous surfin’ surface vehicle), and an AUV (autonomous underwater vehicle).

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Swarming Underwater Coralbots Could Rebuild Our Destroyed Reefs

September 17, 2012 - via Fast Company Called "coralbots," the experimental machines being developed by Scotland’s Heriot-Watt Ocean Systems Lab are being designed to use swarm behavior inspired by bees to identify shattered reef fragments, and collectively rebuild these complex coral structures by cementing them in place.

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Underwater robots to 'repair' Scotland's coral reefs

August 28, 2012 - via BBC News Underwater robots tasked with saving coral reefs are being developed at Heriot-Watt University in Scotland.

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Robots to rescue coral reefs

August 22, 2012 - via Heriot-Watt University Researchers at Heriot-Watt are developing a swarm of intelligent robots to help save coral reefs.

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Underwater intelligence: Jacobs scientists develop new robotic system

April 4, 2012 - via Jacobs University As part of an EU project Jacobs University is developing a new system for intelligent underwater robots in cooperation with eight national and European partners. MORPH – short for Marine Robotic System of Self Organizing, Logically Linked Physical Node) consists of a number of mobile components that are not physically, but virtually connected.

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Social learning en masse

January 5, 2012 - via MIT When in doubt, copy others. That simple rule is hardwired into humans.

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Nature's amazing synchrony explained

November 15, 2011 - via The Age A team of biologists from Australia and Sweden has studies schools of fish to better understand their movement.

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Less Traffic Jams For Fish Under Water

November 9, 2011 - via Discovery News New research shows how schools of fish swim together in unison — they drive like we do. By basing their speed and movements on the closest neighbor around them, fish are able to swim in large groups without accident

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Streamlined rules for robots

June 8, 2011 - via MIT New algorithms make it easier to write rules for distributed-computing systems, such as networks of sensors, servers or robots.

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The mathematics of fish schools and flocks of humans

February 22, 2011 - via ars technica What drives groups of individual animals to act in a coherent manner? Everyone has seen the oddly coordinated behavior exhibited by flocks of birds or schools of fish as they turn, sweep, and rotate seemingly as one. But how does a group of individuals make decisions about how to move and where to go at once? Do they follow some prescribed and describable mathematical behavior?

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Introducing Robofish: Leading the Crowd in Studying Group Dynamics

August 7, 2010 - via Science Magazine We've proven it's possible to use robotic fish to study relationships between individuals and shoal dynamics as well as the behaviour of individual fish

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'Toolbox' could improve deep-sea inspection of oil pipelines

July 8, 2010 - via The Engineer Researchers involved in the GREX project aim to develop new technology that will allow autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) to work together as a team, meaning that it will be possible to inspect more vital deep-sea oil drilling infrastructure at greater speed.

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