Category Archives: Water

Monteray Bay Aquariam Tethys AUV

A new AUV (Autonomus Underwater Vehicle) from Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute in California called Tethys has been unveiled. Most AUV’s can either go for a long time or go fast, but not both.  Tethys combines both of these properties … Continue reading

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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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