Coordinated Robotics

Cruise Log

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Beauty Of The Journey

On a voyage where most of the crew’s attention is spent on computer screens, systems of wires, programming and lab work, we wanted to make...

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Coordinated Robotics: Highlights and Reflections

The Coordinated Robotics cruise has now finished, and the science team and crew are currently demobilizing in Broome. It was a great two weeks at...

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Lagrangian Float and Scott Reef

Check out this footage for a closer look at some of the scenery the scientists on Falkor are mapping while simultaneously running scenarios to get...

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The Many Challenges of Underwater Communication

For Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV), issues of navigation and communications are often the most difficult problems to address as there are few options for transmitting...

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Falkor Night Owls

Quite accidentally, by trying to meet deadlines of U.S. East Coast media, I came to experience the nocturnal cycle of ship life. Though night watch...

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AUV Sirius: A profile

In nautical terms, a “flagship” is the lead ship in a fleet of vessels. Usually it is the largest, fastest, most heavily armed, or best...

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The Lagrangian Float: A Profile

One of the autonomous underwater vehicles being used on the Coordinated Robotics cruise is a Lagrangian Float. Named after the famous French mathematician Lagrange, Lagrangian...

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Wave Glider: A Profile

Jeffery Oshiro is a Masters Student at the University of Hawaii at Manoa in the field robotics laboratory under supervision of professor Brian Bingham.  He...

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Calibration & Navigation: How do Scientists Prepare Underwater Robotics

Learn how scientists onboard R/V Falkor callibrate their underwater robotics for deployment in the Timor Sea at Scott Reef. Chief Scientist Oscar Pizarro from the University...

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A Shore Break

We have arrived at Scott Reef! The scientists and crew have begun to work on the details for operating robotics from the ship. Logistics are...

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Destination Scott Reef

Falkor’s destination on this research cruise is a remote location known as Scott Reef, nearly 300 km north of the Western Australia coast. Sitting on...

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Fighting the Tide

Even docked, the water rushing under Falkor looks like a powerful river. One Broome local described it as the rhythmic cycle of the ocean breathing, but...

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Robot Nation in the Timor Sea

Yesterday, research vessel Falkor arrived in Broome, North Western Australia under clear skies and calm seas. Despite the nice weather, mobilizing for this cruise was...

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Tools and Teamwork: Introducing Squidle

Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV) like Sirius and gliders are powerful oceanographic tools that can help scientists obtain seafloor images and other types of data. Currently on...

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