AUTONOMOUS UNDERWATER VEHICLES
New to the world of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs)?
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Image of the University of Washington's Self-Propelled Underwater Research Vessel (SPURV), believed to be the first AUV. Naval Drones. (2012). Special Purpose Underwater Research Vehicle (SPURV) [note that SPURV appears to have been incorrectly named]. Retrieved from http://www.navaldrones.com/SPURV.html
Image of Norwegian-designed AUV capable of performing underwater tasks in close quarters. Amøbe. (2018). Photo commissioned by Eelume AS (https://eelume.com/). Retrieved from https://www.amobe.no/en/equinor-reshaping
Image of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution's (WHOI) Jaguar AUV surveying Antarctic sea ice. WHOI. (2014). Underwater Robot Sheds New Light on Antarctic Sea Ice. Retrieved from http://www.whoi.edu/news-release/SeabedAntarctic
Image of supercomputer forecast from March 31, 2019 of global currents and sea surface temperature (colour overlay). Beccario, C. (2019). Retrieved from https://earth.nullschool.net
Image of Popular Science's 1966 vision of 1967 vehicles. Popular Science. (1966). What the '67 Cars Will Really Be Like. Retrieved from http://www.imperialclub.com/Articles/67Science/cover.jpg
Last revised: April 16, 2020