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Designing Curious Underwater Robots

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 intelligent, demonstrating the ability to recognize underwater environments and navigate to stimuli they deem “interesting.” Once they navigate to the interesting stimuli, they will capture photos and bring back to the crew! Antonella currently uses a heavily modified BlueROV2 for her research.


For more information on Antonella and her studies, check out the following links:

  • Robots of the Deep
  • Antonella Wilby