Autonomous Support System for SubSea Operations
The goal of this project was to develop underwater technology with an innovative hybrid robotic underwater lander. This system is not only capable of staying at the bottom of the sea for long periods of time, but also of autonomously relocating itself and surfacing for maintenance operations. This system is also able to dive and ascend with high-energy efficiency, and its autonomous capabilities allow for reduced operational costs and flexibility. Applications: seabed observatories, security applications, material/tool transport and deployment to the seabed, and communications and navigation support for underwater systems.