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Autonomous underwater vehicle swims like a carp

By Damir Beciri
30 June 2013

3d-prototypeA team of researchers at the National University of Singapore (NUS) has developed a robot fish that mimics the movements of a carp. Since it can be programmed to perform specific functions, this autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) could be used for various applications, ranging form underwater archaeology and environment monitoring, to military activities and placement… »

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Mantabot – manta ray biomimicry for underwater vehicles

By Damir Beciri
26 July 2012

mantabot-bart-smithInspired by batoid fishes, such as stingrays and manta rays, researchers from University of Virginia (U.Va.) and their colleagues from 3 other universities are developing an autonomous underwater vehicle that emulates the seemingly effortless but powerful swimming motions of rays. The vehicle has potential commercial and military applications, and could be used for undersea exploration… »


MBARI Tethys AUV robot tested in the field

By Damir Beciri
4 November 2010

tethys-automated-underwater-vehicle-1Autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) robot called Tethys spent most of October crisscrossing Monterey Bay as part of Monterey Bay Aquatic Research Institute (MBARI) CANON experiment where oceanographers used it to track patches of microscopic algae that were carried around the bay by currents. During this experiment, the robot showed that it could travel fast enough… »