Publication Detail

Exploration of Turbulent Odor Plumes with an Autonomous Underwater Robot

T. Consi, F. Grasso, D. Mountain
2 pp.
MITSG 96-03J
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Lobsters extract information from complex signals in turbulent odor plumes; they use this information to navigate toward mates or food sources. In order to test hypotheses about this guidance information, the researchers developed a robot as a physical model of a lobster. This paper presents the results of experiments designed to test the efficacy of amplitude information--a single component of a complex signal--in guidance.

type: Technical reports

Parent Project

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

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