In this paper we describe a prototype underwater robot capable of altering its density by heating oil. It is designed to gather information in the ocean, as a member of a flock of such robots. We also describe the forces acting on the robot, and suggest a preliminary control model.
This paper demonstrates a new method in sampling environmental variables and underwater currents using special devices with a particular technique. The project involves developing a set of robots as the tools for data collection, and developing a system that can interpret the data collected. The 'ocean' currents can be mapped using a flock of robots by… (More)
SUMMARY SciSys has been involved in the development of Planetary Aerobots (arial robots) funded by the European Space Agency for use on Mars and has developed image-based localisation technology as part of the activity. However, it is possible to use Aerobots in a different environment to investigate issues regarding robotics behaviour, such as data… (More)