Miniature Robot Submarines


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Miniature Robot Submarines


At its open day on 26 August 2006 the Australian National University displayed its Miniature Robot Submarines. What I am holding in my hand is not a scale model of the submarine, but a life size mockup. The submarines are about half a metre long, with five specially designed electric motors and propellers.

In place of the complex moving control surfaces of a conventional submarine, this unit uses the five motors to steer the craft. The intention is to have a large number of these submarines under computer control, cooperating to collect data under the ocean.

Uwe Zimmer with a Submarine

Uwe Zimmer with a Submarine

Scientific goals:

From: Serafina , Research School of Information Sciences and Engineering, ANU, 2005

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