The Chemical Sensing Network at Mystic Lake (using Nereus) project is moving along, as we have the Odyssey II in production, and Harry Hemond's Parson's Lab has been conducting experiments with the WHOI Mircomodems
The ONR Hovering AUV's project is now into its final stages, with anticipated demonstrations of flight control in early November 2004. Videos of the ONR HAUV in the OE Tow Tank quicktime | 11.0 MB
Design Review presentation of the ONR HAUV [ - quicktime | 2.8mg - ]
This summer the lab went on a major underwater archaeology expedition. In June we were working off
the Kythera, Greece in collaboration with the Hellenic Center for Marine Research.
This past fall, we began
building the next generation of AUV known as a Hovering AUV in collaboration with
Bluefin Robitcs, under sponsorship
from the Office of Naval Research. This small and low cost vehicle will support mission
profiles where hovering and high precision navigation are essential,
like ship hull inspection and mine counter-measures.
Read the report on KEMONAUT: An Odyssey Class AUV Platform for the NEREUS Underwater Mass Spectrometer
On June 7th, 2002,
the AUV Lab and MIT's Department of Ocean Engineering hosted the Ocean
Explorations! section of MIT's Camp
Tech. Two groups of children were given the opportunity to operate
an ROV and create a video from the footage of their ROV missions. See the mission videos here.