Below the Surface

Diving into the world of underwater robotics

Stories

T500 Vehicle Design Contest!
Aug 10, 2022
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We want to see your creativity shine and are challenging YOU to design a vehicle featuring the new T500 Thruster…

Why You Should Consider Subsea Cable Penetrators
Jul 11, 2022
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Why You Should Add Penetrators to Your Subsea Design Library By Rustom Jehangir Originally published in Sea Technology, Volume 63,…

What is Marine Robotics?
Jun 9, 2022
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Marine robotic vehicles, like ROVs (Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicles), AUVs (Autonomous Underwater Vehicles), and USVs (Unmanned Surface Vessels), are useful…

Toward Low-Cost Subsea Autonomy
Dec 23, 2021
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Rustom Jehangir

Originally published in Sea Technology Magazine, Volume 62, #12, December 2021 The words “autonomy”, “autonomous systems”, “AI”, and the like…

Product News

Our Original Watertight Enclosure Designs Are Now Open Source
Jul 20, 2022
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We’re happy to announce that we are making our original watertight enclosure designs fully open source and available for anyone…

BlueROV2 Updates: The New R4 Revision!
Jun 8, 2022
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Rustom Jehangir

Our product launches over the last few weeks have been building up to today’s announcement: the new BlueROV2 R4 revision…

New Product: The Navigator Flight Controller and BlueOS!
Jun 1, 2022
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Rustom Jehangir

We want to steer your attention toward something new and exciting today: the Navigator Flight Controller and BlueOS software! Navigator…

New Product: The T500 Thruster!
May 24, 2022
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Rustom Jehangir

We have a new product to thrust upon the world: the T500 Thruster! It will be available through pre-orders, starting…

Research and Academia

ROV Assisted Magnetic Induction Communication Field Tests in Underwater Environments
Wei, D.; Soto, S. S

Due to the lack of Magnetic Induction (MI) field tests in underwater environments, the authors use a Remotely Operated Vehicle…

Experimental Quantification of Bedrock Abrasion Under Oscillatory Flow
Bramante, J. F.; Perron, J. T.

Abrasion is a powerful erosion force that shapes our landscapes. While stream-driven abrasion has been extensively studied in the lab,…

Model-Free High-Order Sliding Mode Controller for Station-Keeping of an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle in Manipulation Task: Simulations and Experimental Validation
González-García, J.; Gómez-Espinosa, A.

AUVs are often used for data-gathering applications, but there is an increasing interest for their use in inspection, maintenance, and…

Fault-Adaptive Autonomy in Systems with Learning-Enabled Components
Stojcsics, D.; Boursinos, D.

Faults and degradations, such as sensor failures, software malfunctions, actuators degradations, etc., can happen anytime and anywhere in a system….