HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
Blogs
Blog

Slideshow: Nautical Robots Go With the Flow

View Comments: Newest First|Oldest First|Threaded View
<<  <  Page 3/6  >  >>
Ann R. Thryft
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Nautical robots of all shapes and sizes.
Ann R. Thryft   5/2/2013 11:39:20 AM
NO RATINGS
William, the material is described as "fortified" Styrofoam, so I doubt it resembles much the stuff used in shipping containers.

Ann R. Thryft
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Variety of water worthy robots
Ann R. Thryft   5/1/2013 12:15:07 PM
NO RATINGS
I think you're right, Rob. The two things I noticed that came up again and again in underwater robot design were, of course, seals and water-tight protection of electronics etc., but also movement through water and how differently it must be engineered than movement through air. That said, most of these robots' purpose is neither speed nor maneuverability but to carry out certain research or military functions, usually some kind of surveillance or data gathering. Speed and maneuverability are generally secondary or even tertiary goals, with one or two exceptions, for instance, the robots that have to squeeze into tight spaces, such as this robotic tuna: http://www.designnews.com/author.asp?section_id=1386&doc_id=251209

Rob Spiegel
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Variety of water worthy robots
Rob Spiegel   4/30/2013 11:50:43 PM
NO RATINGS
Ann, if shape matters underwater, I would imagine we'll see more and more robots that take a lead from nature. How that will play out will probably depend on the purpose of the robot -- whether it's intended for speed or maneuverability.

William K.
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Nautical robots of all shapes and sizes.
William K.   4/30/2013 9:18:50 PM
NO RATINGS
Of course it could be t6hat the material is just descriped as "styrofoam" even though it is one of those inorganic silicon based materials, or even a whote ceramic foam. And possibly purchasing substituted something"just as good".

Ann R. Thryft
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Nautical robots of all shapes and sizes.
Ann R. Thryft   4/30/2013 12:05:31 PM
NO RATINGS
Thanks, William, glad you enjoyed the slideshow. I had the same reaction to the Styrofoam material on hydrocarbon lakes on Titan's moon. But this *IS* a prototype, and that material will no doubt be changed out along the way, after some of the basic ME design is under control.

Ann R. Thryft
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Anti-submarine warfare
Ann R. Thryft   4/30/2013 12:04:06 PM
NO RATINGS
Chuck, I'm with you. After seeing Cameron's The Abyss again, I'm reminded of my claustrophobia. I'm definitely not a candidate for submarine duty.

Dangela
User Rank
Bronze
Re: cool stuff
Dangela   4/29/2013 12:54:16 PM
NO RATINGS
Images 1 through 12 each have a link as well. I'm suggesting having that link point to the next page. Now, on the page with image 10 on it for example, the image has a link to the current page with image 10 on it and "next" has a link to the next page with image 11 on it. Can't the image point to the next page also?

Measurementblues
User Rank
Gold
Re: Nautical robot designed by students
Measurementblues   4/29/2013 12:53:06 PM
NO RATINGS
Ann, glad to help. Feel free to post relevant DesignNews links in a comment. BTW, the link I provided (repeated below) has links to three other robotics blogs.

Students Design Underwater Robot

Ann R. Thryft
User Rank
Blogger
Re: cool stuff
Ann R. Thryft   4/29/2013 12:37:09 PM
NO RATINGS
Dangela, clicking on the picture in the article starts the slideshow: it should open a new window and you'll see slide numbers at the top--Image 1 through 12--with a Next link.

Ann R. Thryft
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Nautical robot designed by students
Ann R. Thryft   4/29/2013 12:36:15 PM
NO RATINGS
Martin, thanks for the link. Maybe I can include that one in the next nautical robot slideshow.

<<  <  Page 3/6  >  >>
Partner Zone
More Blogs
After more than a century of dedicated service, metals are still upping their game and delivering lighter, stronger bodies and frames to the auto industry.
Suppliers are chipping away at the dominance of the venerable polyvinyl chloride (PVC) electrical cable with rollouts of new environmentally safe, recyclable alternatives.
Most machine design engineers will survey existing component manufacturers for standard linear guide products, limiting what they can do with their designs. Using extruded aluminum profile guides can customize machine designs while shrinking the bill of materials.
The new entity, Celera Motion, will continue to sell Applimotion and MicroE kit-style product lines and leverage their combined integrated assembly expertise.
Weaned on the relatively effortless connectivity of today’s massive variety of consumer electronic products, automation users in the IIoT will likely not tolerate too many competing, piecemeal standards for long. And the Industrial Internet Consortium is trying to preempt history.
Design News Webinar Series
6/25/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
6/24/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
6/11/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
8/13/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Aug 3 - 7, Developing, Testing, and Troubleshooting IPv4 and IPv6 Using Wireshark
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6 |  7


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Next Course August 25-27:
Sponsored by Stratasys
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2015 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service