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DARPA's Angler: Underwater Robot Wonder

Long Duration & Long Distance Sea Duty Source:  DARPA - The Angler Autonomous with No Need of GPS DARPA, the Pentagon's Advanced Research Projects Agency, is applying robotics developed for space and terrestrial exploring robots to a new undersea robotic system.  It's called The Angler. The Angler DARPA is developing an underwater robotic system that autonomously explores the sea floor.  It wants the robot to be capable of physically manipulating manmade objects that it encounters.  Put simply, it's developing highly advanced underwater robots. Robotic Innovation Some of the robotic innovations that will be incorporated into these sea exploring robots: Highly accurate navigations where's there is no GPS Perception and manipulation strategies to grasp objects Systems that allow the robot to know their location and the health of their own system. Current Limits Currently underwater operations are conducted by tethered, remotely controlled robots