May 29, 2005

Why Does The Underwater Robot Cross The Gulf Stream... Again?

Underwater Robot Launched From Bermuda To Cross Gulf Stream

041108012708 Woods Hole is launching an autonomous underwater vehicle from Bermuda to cross the Gulf Stream. The AUV, called Spray, was first sent across the Gulf Stream last fall, making history and setting an example that robots can be used for longer term scientific exploration. "Longer term", simply because the thing moves 12 miles a day... approximately 1/2 mile per hour. An interesting start to proving that robots can be autonomous.

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Posted by Ted Stevko at May 29, 2005 09:23 PM | TrackBack