State of the Art Underwater Robotics

State of the Art
Underwater Robotics
Ross Doak
Adam Garvie
Gareth Henry
Xavier Herpe
Daniel McCaskell
• Oil and Gas industry
• ROV’s (Remotely Operated Vehicles)
– High degree of manoeuvrability/precision
– Robust
– Ability to work in inhospitable
• Resources less easily accessible
– Requires more R&D
– Requires more advanced ROV’s
Current Projects: Schilling
• HD – Heavy duty work class ROV
– Inspection, Maintenance, Repair and Drill
• UHD – Ultra Heavy Duty
– Lifting and Positioning of subsea equipment
– Surveying operations
• XE-TMS – Extended Excursion Tether
Management System
– Cable Spooling
Current Projects: SOLO-TREC
• Sounding Oceanographic Lagrangrian
Observer Thermal RECharging
– Joint development by NASA, US Navy and
Scripp’s Institute of Oceanography
• Thermal Recharging
– Power its own communications/navigation
– Can remain submerged indefinitely
• Conducting climate and marine life
Future Projects
• Festo AG, Germany
– Automation specialists
– R&D on biologically inspired robotics
• AquaPenguin
– Fully automated
– Extremely Hydrodynamic shape
– Sensor array for orientation/navigation
• AquaJelly
– Fully automated Jellyfish robot
– Ability to communicate with other AquaJelly’s
– Exhibits an emergent form of swarm behaviour
Designed and programmed to achieve purpose
-Complex tasks
-range of various environments
Safety and precision
- Volatile
- landmines
The future
- More lifelike
- Safer and more efficient
Any Questions?

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