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Using Underwater Robotics
for Autonomous
Deep-Sea Exploration
A
decade ago, industries that
needed to perform underwater
inspection and maintenance
had only one option:
send a human diver into the water. In
both the military and commercial industries,
the role of a skilled diver is critically
important - but inherently risky.
Despite the training and experience that
these divers possess, accidents still happen,
making a human diver's job one of
the most dangerous in the world.
Today, many industries, the military
included, are turning to robots to keep
divers out of harm's way. Advances in
computer vision and artificial intelligence
are enabling robotic systems to
perform tasks with human-like control.
And when exploration must take place
in deep waters deemed unsafe for the
human body, robotics steps in.
The Evolution of Underwater
Robotics
Developing robots that can move,
see, and grasp objects underwater is not
without its challenges. Varying lighting
conditions, rapid currents, and turbid
waters can affect the way a robot is controlled,
how it moves, and what it is
able to " see " underwater.
RE2 Robotics has been developing
outdoor mobile manipulation systems
for commercial and military customers
for more than twenty years. In 2015,
the company was awarded its first contract
with the Office of Naval Research
(ONR) to develop underwater robotic
systems that mimic the dexterity and
control of its ground-based robots. By
2018, the company developed and tested
its first subsea system that was capable
of remotely and effectively neutral14
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