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Underwater Robotics Research Group

 


Our research group mainly conducts the research and development of underwater robots, particularly focusing on AUVs (Autonomous Underwater Vehicles) and ASVs (Autonomous Surface Vehicles). Our research and development also cover the activities related to AUV-based sea bottom exploration, especially for marine resource survey.


 

Members 

(◎: Head of the Group,
☆: Concurrent Post)

 


Main Research Topics

 

  1. Researches on the development of basic technologies and operational technologies for sea bottom exploration systems related to the development of marine resources
  2. Research and development of the technologies for operating multiple AUVs



AUV image

Fig.1 AUVs of various shapes
for various undersea missions

CFD

Fig.2 Computation of AUV fluid force
by CFD for dynamic modeling

Hobalin

Fig.3 Image of the hovering AUV "Hobalin"
and marine substance measurement

multiple AUVs in operation

Fig.4 Developing innovative technologies
for exploration of deep sea resources


Hobalin

Fig.5 Data obtained by C-AUV#02: High-resolution bottom bathymetry(Left), Acoustic image of a hydrothermal plume (Right)


AUV image

Fig.6 Stratigraphic bottom cross section (by C-AUV#01)

CFD

Fig.7 Photo image of a hydrothermal vent (by Hobalin) (by Hobalin)