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An undersea profiling robot

May 31, 2023

Sea-going robots can travel on their own for weeks at a time, gathering critical information that helps us understand things like the ocean’s carbon cycle. But despite their considerable powers, these bots are limited by battery life.

With a robotic design in hand, including a new controller board and electro-mechanical laboratory test fixture, WHOI engineer Paul Fucile and collaborators Robert Todd (left) and Patrick Deane are constructing components using the DunkWorks rapid prototyping facility at WHOI. This supports the instrument design testing and creation prior to deployment in a marine environment.

Find out about this and other Ocean Climate Innovation Accelerator projects funded through WHOI’s partnership with Analog Devices:

(Photo by Paul Fucile, © Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

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