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A navigation system for real-time path planning and obstacle avoidance of an autonomous underwater vehicle is presented in this paper. The vehicle is designed to accomplishing two missions: pre-deployment survey of sea bottom, and visual inspection of pipelines. In the first mission the navigation system must be able to track a predefined path while… (More)
The drill makes use of four rods to obtain the full length drill string which allows to reach a penetration depth of 2 meters. The first rod is the real drill tool with sample collection capability; the other 3 rods are extension rods. The real drill tool is installed at the mandrel during launch, the other three rods are stored in a dedicated rod magazine… (More)
This paper describes the main characteristics of the EUROPA robot controller hardware and software. EUROPA (External Use of Robotics for Payloads Automation) is a robotic experiment for externally exposed payloads, which will be installed on an EXPRESS Pallet Adapter on the S3 truss of the International Space Station.