HAUV3 Seeks Underwater Mines
MIT has developed another bot worthy of praise. After teaming with Office of Naval Research and Bluefin Robotics, the autonomous third generation Hovering Autonomous Underwater Vehicle scans underwater for mines. The HAUV3 can seek them out by emitting a signal from a sonar camera under a ship, bridge or underwater tanks. And while it cannot yet distinguish between a hull irregularity and mine, the vehicle can at least assist human divers. The Navy has put in a contract for two of the systems with a half million dollar investment for each one.
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Posted by Sheila Franklin at July 30, 2012 11:20 AM