Marine Robotics Systems | Robohub

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In this episode, Ron Vanderkley speaks with Stefan Williams of the University of Sydneys Australian Centre for Field Robotics, Marine Systems Group. They discuss the future of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs), and a recent expedition where they used multi-session SLAM to map the famous Antikythera Shipwreck (circa 60-80 B.C.), one of the richest ancient wrecks ever discovered. It is located under 55m of water on the NE coast of the island of Antikythera. The site is famous for the first Analog Computer known as the Antikythera Mechanism, a geared device designed to calculate and display celestial information, including phases of the sun and a luni-solar calendar.

The ACFR leads Australias Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS) AUV Facility. IMOS is a nationally coordinated program designed to establish and maintain the research infrastructure required to support Australias marine science research. The IMOS AUV facility generates physical and biological observations of benthic variables that cannot be cost-effectively obtained by other means.

Stefan WilliamsStefan Williams is part of the Faculty of Engineering & Information Technologies, School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering,University of Sydneys Australian Centre for Field Robotics Marine Systems Group.



Ron Vanderkley: Stefan, can I get you to introduce yourself to our podcast listeners?

Stefan Williams: Im a professor of Marine Robotics at the University of Sydne....

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