Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Submerged solar robots to assess water safety

"According to Sanderson, the SAUVs communicate and network with one another in real time to assess a water body as a whole in measuring how it changes over space and time. Key technologies used in SAUVs include integrated sensor microsystems, pervasive computing, wireless communications, and sensor mobility with robotics. Sanderson notes that the underwater vehicles have captured the attention of the U.S. Navy, which will evaluate their use for coastal surveillance applications."

I can imagine a fleet of similar bots plying the concealed waters of Jupiter's Europa and returning constant images much like the Mars Exploration Rovers.

3 comments:

W.M. Bear said...

I can imagine a fleet of similar bots plying the concealed waters of Jupiter's Europa and returning constant images much like the Mars Exploration Rovers.

"NASA/JPL announced that the eel-like form that appeared to be swimming past the Europa Robot Submersible's camera was actually just a piece of cable from the delivery system that tunneled the robot through the surface ice. Tidal forces apparently produce strong rippling currents that can produce an undulating motion of the type observed."

Mac said...

You know it!

Boogey_Man said...

Interesting. I wonder how the little guys communicate with each other. Radio waves dont carry to well under water do they? Perhaps a sonar equivalent of somekind?

No! Say it aint so! The terrible noises will kill brine shrimp by the billions. Let the sea monkeys live!