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Breakthrough in Automated Ocean Sampling

WHOI underwater robot automated sample

A hybrid ROV developed by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) took the first known automated sample performed by a robotic arm in the ocean. Last month, an international team of researchers used one of WHOI’s underwater robots, Nereid Under Ice (NUI), to explore Kolumbo volcano, an active submarine volcano off Greece’s famed Santorini island. “For a vehicle to take a

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MOD2 Glider

Exocetus MOD2 Glider

The Exocetus MOD2 Glider is an AUV that utilizes a patented buoyancy engine to move through the water efficiently. The glider can carry large payloads through a range of water conditions without manual ballasting or user intervention. The MOD2 Glider builds on a design for the U.S. Office of Naval Research. Exocetus has invested 18 months updating electronics, implementing three

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