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Revolutionary Communications System Promises New Generation of Untethered, Undersea Vehicles

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) engineers and scientists are employing a combination of new undersea technologies to re-define how we think of tethered, remotely operated vehicles. Using the 11,000 meter-rated Nereus hybrid remotely operated vehicle (HROV) as a test platform, engineers at WHOI recently demonstrated a new system that integrates acoustics with optics. This achievement, they say, opens the way to new opportunities in communications between untethered remotely operated vehicles (UTROVs) and their human operators?literally ?cutting the cord? for undersea exploration.

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R.I.P.  A.B.E

R.I.P.  A.B.E

A pioneering deep-sea exploration robot—one of the first successful submersible vehicles that was both unmanned and untethered to surface ships—was…

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Carousel Feeding

Orcas coordinate their movements, and possibly communicate, as they herd schools of herring into tight masses and then slap their…

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Eleanor Bors

Eleanor Bors

While her Oberlin classmates were accepting their diplomas at their graduation ceremony back in Ohio, Eleanor Bors found herself on…

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