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WHOI Center for Marine Robotics


Center for Marine Robotics
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
266 Woods Hole Road
Woods Hole, MA 02543-1050 U.S.A.

Organization's Description:

To speed development of robotic technologies, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution has created the Center for Marine Robotics. The goal of the Center is to collaborate with industry sponsors, academic partners, and key government agencies to change the way people and machines work together in the marine environment.

Areas of research
Recent advances in robotic technology hold vast potential to improve or expand exploration, monitoring, and intervention from coastal waters to full ocean depth, and from ice-covered open ocean to complex underwater infrastructure.

» Untethered ROVs for intervention and sampling
» Long-range, unattended AUV and glider surveys
» ROV and AUV operations under ice
» Underwater acoustic/optical communications and data connectivity
» Navigation, localization, and state estimation in complex environments
» In-situ acoustic and chemical assessment of hydrocarbon leaks
   and seeps
» Co-robotics, scalable autonomy, and adaptive sampling
» Advanced materials for deep-submergence operations
» Networked systems of heterogeneous vehicles and distributed sensors
» Near-bottom gravity measurements via AUVs

Phone: 508 289 2608