Aquanaut Robot: Smart Underwater Robot
Aquanaut Robot, Aquanaut
Aquanaut Robot is a smart underwater robot that transforms from a submarine into a half-humanoid with two arms to take on tasks under water. The Aquanaut by Houston Mechatronics has sensors to gather data. In submarine mode, it cruises long distances to get to its destination. When in AUV mode, Aquanaut can cover up to 200 km (108 nmi) in one mission while accomplishing typical AUV tasks like seabed mapping, and wide area structure inspection. We threw in a few cool features to set Aquanaut apart from other AUVs, like vertical thrust control, and a articulating bow. The Aquanaut transforms by actuating 4 in-house designed and built high-reliability linear actuators. The hull separates in one fluid motion, exposing two additional control thrusters, the vehicle arms, and adding another degree of freedom to the vehicle head mechanism.
Specifications (Aquanaut Robot)
- Country: USA
- Company: Houston Mechatronics