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Undersea Robotics
Storage and Offloading) systems; mooring
inspection and measurement; and
valve inspection and manipulation.
Advanced Control System
In addition to its work on the M2NS
project, RE2 is also pioneering a new
method of control for its underwater systems.
The company recently announced
that it has received U.S. Navy funding to
develop a system that enables " coupled
control " of an ROV and robotic manipulator
through a single control system.
The project, called Coupled Locomotion
and Manipulation System (CLAMS), will
combine the robotic arms' control system
and the ROV control system into
one unit, improving coordination of the
underwater manipulator and the ROV's
movements.
CLAMS will also enable topside operators
to control a system's robotic arms
and ROV simultaneously using one control
station by combining RE2's newly
developed Coupled Remote Link Software
(CTRLS) and the System Unification
Model (SUM) to enable interoperability
between ROV and robotic arm systems.
CTRLS allows the topside ROV operator
to send mission goals to the SUM module
located on the vehicle. This enables the
vehicle and robotic arms to quickly and
efficiently achieve those mission goals,
improving the ease of operators completing
complex, underwater tasks.
" Currently, robotic arms and ROVs are
controlled with separate control systems.
CLAMS will enable both the robotic
arms and the mobile platform to be
operated with a single control unit, " said
Pedersen. " Integrating these platforms
will enable users to increase efficiency by
eliminating the need for an operator to
monitor two separate control stations
while completing a mission. "
Looking Ahead
With the majority of the earth's surface
covered in water, there is a need
for robotic technology that can assist
in the inspection and exploration of
the world's oceans and waterways.
From the inspection and neutralization
of underwater mines for the U.S
military to commercial industry maintenance
tasks, underwater robotic systems
across numerous industries are
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This article was written by Jennifer
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(Pittsburgh, PA). For more information,
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