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RE2 Robotics is Developing Manipulators for the US Navy

, they can be particularly difficult to access and defeat. Recognizing the inherent dangers present in the detection and inspection of WBIEDs, there is a critical need for robotic systems that can perform EOD tasks with the accuracy and speed of a naval diver."As with the majority of our robotic technologies, the goal of the DM2S is to keep humans out of harm’s way while performing dangerous tasks. DM2S provides Navy EOD personnel with the ability to address threats like WBIEDs from a remote location, such as from a ship or on land,” stated Jorgen Pedersen, president and CEO of RE2

Kraken Enters R&D Partnership with NOAA

management decisions, develop new lines of scientific inquiry, and advise NOAA and the United States on critical issues.The agreement signed between Kraken and NOAA’s OER defines a joint research and development partnership exploring the application of Kraken’s underwater sensor and robotic technologies and systems to NOAA’s ocean observation charter in potentially more effective (less expensive, better results, more environmentally friendly) ways. The collaboration is directly responsive to NOAA’s OER mission of reducing unknowns in deep-ocean areas and providing high-value environmen

Deployment of the Remus 600 to join the rest of the fleet - 5 AUVs and 1 USV - to begin an unmanned multi-vehicle collaborative mission. (Photo courtesy: Javier Gilabert)

Expanded Underwater Robotics Ready for Oil Spills

of Thechnology - TUT, 9University of Girona - UG, 10University of the Balearic Islands - UIB,  11Norges Teknisk-Naturvitenskatelige Universitet – NTNU, 12Marine Technology Unit CSIC.     Tracking in-water oil spills before reaching the surface by using new emerging robotic technologies is bridging the gap between existing traditional technologies (modelling and satellites) as decision support system for decision makers. Underwater oil plumes can come from bottom leaks or from surface patches forming subsurface plumes as recently been demonstrated. The distributed intelligence

Newly discovered B-25 Bomber (Photo: Project Recover)

Missing WW II Bombers Found on the Seafloor

and eventual recovery of our missing servicemen.”   Project Recover blends historical and archival data from multiple sources to narrow underwater search regions, then surveys the areas with scanning sonars, high definition imagers, advanced diving, and unmanned aerial and underwater robotic technologies.   “The latest discovery is a result of the dedication and fervent efforts of everyone associated with Project Recover,” said Dan Friedkin, chairman and CEO of The Friedkin Group and a member of the Project Recover team who provides private funding for the organization.

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JANUS: First Digital Underwater Communication Standard

protocol to be recognized at international level   Aerial and terrestrial communication methods do not work well underwater. Therefore, none of the available communication protocols could be easily exported under the sea surface to work with and enhance capabilities of new game-changing robotic technologies. That is why the NATO STO Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE), based in La Spezia (Italy), has started about 10 years ago to develop a digital underwater coding standard aimed at providing a baseline common denominator for underwater acoustic communications. It is called

DEDAVE AUV in Fraunhofer’s test tank in Ilmenau, Germany (Photo: Kraken)

Kraken, Fraunhofer Ink Tech Licensing Deal

and data processing for sonar systems for many years. We are delighted to have found an industrial partner with significant expertise in both maritime sensor and robotics technology.  We look forward to a long-term relationship with Kraken and will help them continue to develop advanced robotic technologies that can be commercialized in world class products.”   Dr. Jakob Schwendner, Managing Director of Kraken Robotik GmbH in Bremen said, “We look forward to furthering our relationship with Fraunhofer. The heart of underwater robots are software algorithms - in other words

Oceanology International heading to North America (Oceanology International 2016 at ExCeL London pictured) (Photo: OINA)

OI North America 2017 Registration Open

ocean science and technology. “In keeping with past Catch The Next Wave conferences, we take a look at where some of the many aspects of ocean science that Walter has worked on in his long and distinguished career are heading, and how diverse technological innovations, including emerging robotic technologies and the latest developments in machine learning and autonomy, might contribute to progress,” says Heastie. The aim of CTNW is to explore examples of the trajectory of technological innovation outside of the ocean community with the objective of sparking new ideas across disciplines

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View from the Top: Dr. James Delgado, NOAA Director of Maritime Heritage

with Mylar.   How have things changed in the world of maritime archaeology? Technology has changed so rapidly in the undersea world that I feel in some ways as if we have catapulted out of one century to another. Whether it’s positioning with GPS and better satellite range, or robotic technologies such as remotely operated vehicles and autonomous underwater vehicles, we have the ability to move more quickly and efficiently with less expense. Additionally, more people have embraced the concept of multidisciplinary missions. It’s more cost-effective and enables people to bring different

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Rolls-Royce Designs UK's New Polar Research Vessel

at the forefront of climate and ocean research in both Antarctica and the Arctic. This new state-of-the-art platform will support a broad range of science; including oceanography, marine ecology and geophysics.” “Equipped with on-board laboratory facilities and capable of deploying robotic technologies the new ship will enable scientists to carry out research programs that address urgent societal issues such as the need to understand the impact of polar ice melt and its effect on climate, global ocean circulation, sea level and the functioning of the ecosystems that regulate the planet&rsquo

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