Nov. 26, 2013 — The Robot Safari in London Science Museum will see the world premiere of the underwater robot U-CAT, a highly maneuverable robot turtle, designed to penetrate shipwrecks.
U-CAT’s locomotion principle is similar to sea turtles. Independently driven four flippers make the robot highly maneuverable; it can swim forward and backward, up and down and turn on spot in all directions. . . Read Complete Report
Featured Image:A maritime archaeologist working with LAMP (Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program) documenting a large bronze ship’s bell from the late 18th century “Storm Wreck,” a colonial sailing vessel that was lost offshore St. Augustine, Florida. CREDIT: Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program. SOURCE: Wikipedia Commons (This file is licensed under the Creative CommonsAttribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license).
Diving shipwrecks can be dangerous work. As their name implies, these deep sea curiosities are underwater disaster zones that could trap an unwary diver. Robotic vehicles can help, but most are too big to explore the nooks and crannies and others get their power via a tether to the mothership and that limits their reach. . . Read Complete Report