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A New robot for environmental monitoring on the Great Barrier Reef

Dunbabin, Matthew, Roberts, Jonathan M., Usher, Kane, & Corke, Peter (2004) A New robot for environmental monitoring on the Great Barrier Reef. In Barnes, Nick & Austin, David (Eds.) Proceedings of the 2004 Australasian Conference on Robotics & Automation, Australian Robotics & Automation Association, Australian National University Canberra.

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Abstract

A vast amount of research into autonomous underwater navigation has, and is, being conducted around the world. However, typical research and commercial platforms have limited autonomy and are generally unable to navigate efficiently within coral reef environments without tethers and significant external infrastructure. This paper outlines the development and presents experimental results into the performance evaluation of a new robotic vehicle for underwater monitoring and surveying in highly unstructured environments. 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 lowcost research capability that will progress environmental monitoring through unaided navigation, cooperative robotics, sensor network distribution and data harvesting.

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ID Code: 33836
Item Type: Conference Paper
Additional Information: Proceedings of ACRA available on CD-ROM, at a cost of Aus$200 each.
Keywords: autonomous underwater navigation, environmental monitoring, Great Barrier Reef, robot, CSIRO
ISBN: 0-9587583-6-0
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING (090600)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING (090600) > Control Systems Robotics and Automation (090602)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 [please consult author]
Deposited On: 23 Sep 2010 13:02
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2014 17:23

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