Adaptive Robotics at Barkley Canyon and Hydrate Ridge

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Adaptive Robotics ~ Wrap Up Video

Data collection happens at sea, but data processing often happens after the ship is back in port, the crew has disembarked, and the equipment offloaded....

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No Regrets

The Adaptive Robotics research cruise has been great. The science team and crew have outdone themselves and the dataset collected is one of the most...

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Not My Normal Desk Job

This mission has taken me out of my depth, both personally and professionally. I'm a Computer Scientist, less than a year into my PhD at...

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Five Starfish Ahead

Research expeditions are like marathons. Preparation for them is exhaustive and requires extremely disciplined individuals following a careful schedule in order to reach their goals....

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Making the Best Use

The #AdaptiveRobotics expedition is different from many research cruises in that the results will not simply be data such as samples, maps, or measurements. Instead, the larger...

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Ask us Anything!

A few days ago we invited anyone who was interested to ask Principal Investigator Dr Blair Thornton (University of Southampton) and the international engineering team...

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Five Senses

Marcel Proust's quote “Not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes” resonates with the work of the Adaptive Robotics team. The experts aim to...

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Peeking Under The Seafloor

Now that all of our three AUVs have been successfully deployed and taken more than 1,000,000 images of the seafloor, it is ROV SuBastian's turn...

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Video Update 1

Conducting research with multiple underwater vehicles takes a huge amount of deliberation and coordination that is based on data gathered well before the work even...

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Phase 03: In the Details

The team onboard Falkor has an intense couple of weeks ahead of them. Racing to keep up with the colossal amount of information being collected...

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Never Settle: Phase 01 Complete

All four robots involved in the Adaptive Robotics expedition have now gotten wet and proved that they are ready to carry out their main scientific...

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SOI / Monika Naranjo González

Launching Adaptive Robotics

Hello, my name is Blair and I am chief scientist on board the R/V Falkor for our expedition “Adaptive Robotics.” Today is day two, and...

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