Category Archives: Water

iRobot Receives Contracts for Seaglider

iRobot recently received two contracts from the  Naval Oceanographic Office (NAVOCEANO).  The first contract is for $900,000 and will refurbish and upgrade NAVOCEANO’s existing Seaglider fleet.  The second contract worth $920,000 will provide new Seaglider’s. Seaglider is a torpedo like … Continue reading

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MIT Unveils Oil Absorbing Robot

Using a nanofabric developed at MIT that absorbs oil and not water, scientists at MIT envision a fleet of Seaswarm robots cleaning up oil spills. They also state that a swarm of 5,000 Seaswarm robots would take about a month … Continue reading

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Orca Makes 1000th Dive

Orca, a robotic glider from the University of East Anglia in Norwich England has recently made it’s 1000th dive off the coast of Spain. The underwater robot can operate autonomously or be controlled by satellite and is being used to … Continue reading

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Amphibious Robot

The AQUA2 robot from McGill University in Montreal can move on land, dive and also swim in the water. The robot is also able to move around in sand and snow, but think the most impressive thing  though, is how … Continue reading

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Sentry Robosub Heads To Gulf

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute is sending a robotic submarine called Sentry to the Gulf of Mexico to help examine the oil plume rising from the BP oil disaster. According to oceanographer John Delaney, Sentry looks like “a flying bar … Continue reading

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