Adaptive Robotics at Barkley Canyon and Hydrate Ridge

Cruise Log

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....


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...


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...


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....


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...

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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