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2013-09-18 23:17:51

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Electric Boats, Small Submarines and Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV) 2013-2023: Forecasts, Players, Opportunities London (PRWEB) September 18, 2013 Those making electric vehicles or their components seek to expand their business. To do this, they need to look beyond the oversupplied on-road sector. Marine electric vehicles are interesting as a market that is more profitable and often more open to innovation. However, until...

High-Tech Robotic Fish Glides Through Water With Great Ease
2013-01-17 12:54:52

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Scientists from the Michigan State University made a number of improvements on a high-tech robotic fish. The new fish, called Grace, was designed and built by Xiaobo Tan, an MSU associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, and his team. They equipped the new fish with an array of sensors, allowing it to travel autonomously through the water, as well as measure water temperature, quality and other pacts. These...

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2011-01-20 10:06:53

Underwater glider sets 2 Antarctic firsts Researcher Walker Smith of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary, has been conducting shipboard studies of biological productivity in Antarctica's Ross Sea for the last three decades. This year he's letting underwater robots do some of the work. Smith and graduate student Xiao Liu are using a two-year grant from the National Science Foundation to deploy and test a free-swimming underwater glider in the frigid waters of...

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2010-11-03 08:59:30

Over the past decade, the undersea robots known as autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) have become increasingly important in oceanographic research. Today's AUVs fall into two groups: 1) propeller-driven vehicles that can travel fast and carry lots of instruments, but are limited to expeditions of only a few days; and 2) "gliders," which can stay at sea for weeks or even months at a time, but cannot travel very quickly. MBARI engineers recently demonstrated a new super-efficient AUV that...

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2010-06-22 09:50:00

Tracking fish across Alaska's vast continental shelves can present a challenge to any scientist studying Alaska's seas. Researchers at the University of Alaska Fairbanks have successfully tested a possible solution in the form of underwater gliders. Last month, Peter Winsor, associate professor of physical oceanography, and Andrew Seitz, assistant professor of fisheries, tested the use of autonomous underwater vehicles, called gliders, for tracking tagged fish. Winsor and Seitz suspended...

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2010-04-05 13:38:04

NASA, U.S. Navy and university researchers 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 novel thermal recharging engine powered by the natural temperature differences found at different ocean depths. Scalable for use on most robotic oceanographic vehicles, this technology breakthrough...

2009-06-30 15:08:31

University of South Florida officials said an unmanned water vehicle that resembles a giant model plane was mistakenly plucked from the water by fishermen. The officials said a fishing boat bearing St. Petersburg resident Adam Carr and friends Richard Hubbard and Chris Sanders were fishing Saturday afternoon when the Slocum glider, which measures water temperature and salinity and surfaces to transmit data, came to the top of the water 40 miles offshore in the Gulf of Mexico, the St....

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2009-04-28 15:32:50

Autonomous vehicle developed by the University of Washington is an element of Arctic Observing Network, an International Polar Year research priority An intelligent, ocean-going glider has spent six months on a record-breaking deployment to sample the icy waters off western Greenland. The samples will contribute to the longest continuous measurement of Arctic currents that help to drive ocean circulation and regulate global seawater temperatures. The 49-kilogram (110-pound) seaglider,...

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2008-07-13 14:05:00

Hundreds of miles out in the Atlantic Ocean, a small, unmanned submarine is nearing the mid-point of its journey from New Jersey to Spain. It is the longest, but not the first, voyage for yellow sub, which is collecting scientific data throughout its trip.   The sub, developed and operated by Rutgers University, is known as "Scarlet Knight" after the school's mascot. Scientists hope its successful travel across the ocean will prove that an undersea glider can play a role in the...

2008-02-11 10:36:42

Scientists have invented the Prius of ocean-going submersibles — a new "green" robotic glider that runs on energy absorbed from the heat of the sea, rather than batteries. The new underwater glider can stay at sea at least twice as long as previous submersibles that used battery power. It is the first autonomous underwater vehicle to travel great distances for extended periods running on green energy, according to the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)....