02 October
2012

I am at the "Breaking the Surface" meeting in Croatia. It's an interdisciplinary meeting that brings together several different communities interested in underwater technologies and specifically underwater robotics. This includes computer science people like me, engineers, archeologies, biologists, vendors, and government. It is a great chance to see who the solutions, and problems, that we have and offer intersect.

Today I spend time out on the water attempting to use a couple of different kinds of system and vehicle, including the VideoRay, a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) that is connected to the operator by a copper cable. As ROV's go, it is pretty economical with an entry price of just $6,000, but that's without vision, transponders or other goodies. A fully decked out unit can run as much as ten times as much or more, but that's just because fancy sensors cost big bucks, as well all know.

On Saturday I will present some of the work from out lab including the issues and characteristics of our robot and its locomotion mechanisms, the summarization work being done by my student


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