Underwater electro-navigation in the dark

  title={Underwater electro-navigation in the dark},
  author={Vincent Lebastard and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Boyer and Christine Chevallereau and No{\"e}l Servagent},
  journal={2012 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation},
This article proposes a solution to the problem of the navigation of underwater robots in confined unstructured environments wetted by turbid waters. The solution is based on a new sensor bio-inspired from electric fish. Exploiting the morphology of the sensor as well as taking inspiration from passive electro-location in real fish, the solution turns out to be a sensory-motor loop encoding a simple behavior relevant to exploration missions. This behavior consists in seeking conductive objects… CONTINUE READING