07 December
2006

After several years of successful underwater robotics experiments we had our first case of water leakage into the inside of the robot. As one might expect, it was due to human error -- a miscommunication regarding who was responsible for tightening certain seals. As a result, water from the McGIll pool leaked into the robot vehicle during a test and quite a lot got in before it was discovered. THings seems more-or-less OK; this is the kind of problem you want to have in frash water, not salt water. As such, it may have an up-side getting rid of complacency and reminding everybody to be fanatically careful when the robot is at the real sea trial.

Thinsg are still being dried and re-assembled, but it could have been a lot worse.

FOLLOWUP: All this stuff was repaired and worked in later pool trials.


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Re: Bad robot day

Tough luck!

Posted by: Anonymous user at February 01,2007 16:47
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