Originally published in Sea Technology Magazine, Volume 61, #1, January 2020 With ocean health becoming a topic of increasing public concern, there’s a growing interest in using marine robotics and sensing to solve ocean-related problems. Marine robotics and sensing can drive public awareness, scientific understanding, and direct intervention to ocean health problems at a scale […]

Do you ever wonder what robots could do if they had minds of their own? We do, too. Meet our friend and partner, Antonella Wilby, a National Geographic Explorer whose current research focuses on developing vision-based algorithms for underwater robots. The goal of her research is to create semi-autonomous robots that are both curious and […]

Underwater robots have been an important tool for marine science, exploration, and work for the past thirty or forty years. We’ve become familiar with terms like ROV and AUV to describe types of subsea vehicles and these terms have been stable for years. However, there’s a new term cropping up in the last few years: […]

Hi friends! We are excited to introduce the newly redesigned 2″ Locking Watertight Enclosure Series! There are lots of little changes that will make this generation of watertight housing components more robust and secure – let us share some background and explain the key features! 🔑🔒 Background The 4″ Watertight Enclosure Series was one of […]

One of our favorite things about Blue Technology is the impact it is making on ocean health and conservation efforts. While many researchers use ROVs for monitoring marine life and coral reefs, our friend, Allison Chua, is using her BlueROV2 in a multinational collaboration on oil spill research. ⁣ ⁣ Based out of a lab […]

Hello vampires, werewolves, and otherkin! A few weeks ago, the BR coven traveled down to San Diego for the 22nd Annual RoboSub Competition! The missions were fierce and the life force was strong, with a record 54 teams participating in this year’s court! What is RoboSub, you ask? RoboSub is an exciting underwater robotics competition […]

We recently had the pleasure of partnering with the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles’ DISCO Program on their L.A. Urban Ocean Expedition aimed at expanding their eDNA database. If you are unfamiliar with eDNA, this is DNA found in the environment (rather than an organism itself) which allows us to determine what organisms have […]