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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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Robojelly – a robot inspired by moon jellyfish

By Damir Beciri
One Comment23 November 2011

aurelia-auritaEngineers at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (VirginiaTech) have used inspiration from nature and developed a robot whose design and motion patterns resemble moon jellyfish (Aurelia aurita). Named Robotjelly, the robot was developed for the U.S. Office of Naval Research back in 2009, and its latest improved iteration was presented at the 2011 meeting… »

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Harvesting ocean thermal energy – SOLO-TREC autonomous underwater vehicle

By Damir Beciri
9 April 2010

solo-trecResearchers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, have successfully demonstrated the first robotic underwater vehicle to be powered entirely by natural, renewable, ocean thermal energy. The Sounding Oceanographic Lagrangrian Observer Thermal RECharging (SOLO-TREC) autonomous underwater vehicle uses a thermal recharging engine powered by the natural temperature differences found at different… »


SAUVIM robot completed its first fully autonomous mission

By Damir Beciri
One Comment13 February 2010

sauvim-1The Autonomous Manipulation system, unlike teleoperated manipulation systems that are controlled by human operators with the aid of visual and other sensory feedback, must be capable of assessing a situation, including self-calibration based on sensory information, and executing or revising a course of manipulating action without continuous human intervention. Autonomous Systems Laboratory of the University… »