A new robot for environmental monitoring on the Great Barrier Reef
Dunbabin, Matthew, Roberts, Jonathan, 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.
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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|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|
|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:||Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering|
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2004 [please consult author]|
|Deposited On:||23 Sep 2010 13:02|
|Last Modified:||11 Aug 2011 03:06|
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