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A hybrid AUV design for shallow water reef navigation

Dunbabin, Matthew, Roberts, Jonathan, Usher, Kane, Winstanley, Graeme, & Corke, Peter (2005) A hybrid AUV design for shallow water reef navigation. In Proceedings of the 2005 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2005 ICRA 2005, IEEE, Palau de Congressos de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain, pp. 2105-2110.

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Abstract

The highly unstructured nature of coral reef environments makes them difficult for current robotic vehicles to efficiently navigate. Typical research and commercial platforms have limited autonomy within these environments and generally require tethers and significant external infrastructure. This paper outlines the development of a new robotic vehicle for underwater monitoring and surveying in highly unstructured environments and presents experimental results illustrating the vehicle’s performance. The hybrid AUV design developed by the CSIRO robotic reef monitoring team realises a compromise between endurance, manoeuvrability and functionality. The vehicle represents a new era in AUV design specifically focused at providing a truly low-cost research capability that will progress environmental monitoring through unaided navigation, cooperative robotics, sensor network distribution and data harvesting.

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ID Code: 33830
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: AUV, vision-based navigation, underwater robotics
DOI: 10.1109/ROBOT.2005.1570424
ISBN: 0-7803-8914-X Print
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING (090600)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 IEEE
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Deposited On: 22 Sep 2010 11:22
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2011 04:22

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