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.
(◎: Head of the Group
☆: Concurrent Post)
Fig.1 AUVs of various shapes
for various undersea missions
Fig.2 Computation of AUV fluid force
by CFD for dynamic modeling
Fig.3 Image of the hovering AUV "Hobalin"
and marine substance measurement
Fig.4 Developing innovative technologies
for exploration of deep sea resources
Fig.5 Data obtained by C-AUV#02: High-resolution bottom bathymetry(Left), Acoustic image of a hydrothermal plume (Right)
Fig.6 Stratigraphic bottom cross section (by C-AUV#01)
Fig.7 Photo image of a hydrothermal vent (by Hobalin)