Publication Detail

AUV Guidance with Chemical Signals

T. Consi, J. Atema, C. A. Goudey
1994
6 pp.
MITSG 94-13J

A great variety of marine animals navigate using chemical signals to locate food sources, mates and spawning grounds. Researchers have built and tested a small autonomous underwater vehicle designed to mimic the chemical-sensing abilities of a lobster. The robot also acts as an animal surrogate in behavioral and neurobiological studies and should have a large number of important applications in oceanography and environmental monitoring. This paper presents the rationale for the research, as well as the design of the vehicle and initial results.

type: Technical reports

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Parent Project

Project No.: 1993-RU-6-PD
Title: Micro-AUVs for Studies in Underwater Chemical Sensing

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