Autonomous Underwater Vehicle
An Autonomous Underwater Vehicle, or AUV, is a robotic submersible that is capable of analysing its environment, and making goal-orientated and emergency navigation decisions without the aid or intervention of a human operator. It can be set to do a task such as underwater scanning, transport, repair or salvage operations, and left to its own devices, with full confidence the task will be completed.
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For all those claiming that autonomous robotics willnot be here for decades. In the 1950s, William Grey Walter built the very first, truly autonomous robots.
The Media Vehicle, is a serious take on VR interfacing, however it is not a serious commercial device. The unit is, for lack of a better phrase, an ?art tool?. It exists to showcase what is currently possible in 2009, not as a device which expects a practical market.
The VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has created what is essentially, a scalable, modular road ice sensor network, designed to work with all types of heavy goods vehicle, and to communicate with any other technology also in place on the vehicle's data bus - drawing GPS data from other devices and interfacing with satelite navigation systems and in-cabin displays to warn the driver of approaching ice.
We are still a long way from an autonomous robot surgeon in general surgery, but perhaps not as far removed as it was believed. Bioengineers at Duke University have developed a laboratory robot that can successfully locate tiny pieces of metal within flesh and guide a needle to its exact location, without any human assistance.
Researchers working at MIT have cracked one of the most difficult challenges in autonomous aircraft sensing and AI to crop up since self-piloting aircraft first came about. They have devised a method whereby fast-flying UAV planes can detect their environment and react swiftly enough to be able to fly indoors, dodging both static and moving obstacles as effortlessly as any human pilot could.
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Milica Stojanovic says the best way to think about the need for better underwater communications is to consider the Titanic.
After the passenger liner sank in April 1912, its exact whereabouts remained a mystery until 1985, w...
New technology developed by European researchers will allow autonomous underwater vehicles to work together as a team. It increases the scope of submarine applications for autonomous vehicles. Even better, the technology can be retrofitted....
Researchers from Freie Universität Berlin traveled 80 km in total as passengers during a test drive of their autonomous car "MadeInGermany" over the weekend. The car is driven by computers -- the safety driver behind the steering wheel o...
UC San Diego computer scientists are one step closer to building low cost networks of underwater sensors for real time underwater environmental monitoring. At the IEEE Reconfigurable Architectures Workshop in Rome, Italy, on May 25, compute...
With the production of unmanned systems one of its core activity areas, Turkey?s major military industry company, Aselsan, is taking firm steps to become a leading unmanned vehicle manufacturer on a global scale.