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When Bad Things Happen to Good Robots

I wrote a long, opinionated piece about telerobotics and everything I've learned over the past few years working with Eric on OpenROV. Here's the crux of the argument:

telerobotics is ushering in an era of connected exploration, a new model for discovery where everyone with an internet connection can participate.

You can read the whole thing on Medium: …

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Posted by David Lang on October 27, 2014 at 11:43am

Nanoseeker: compact underwater torpedo-style vehicle

Hackaday reported on the Nanoseeker:

The Nanoseeker is a compact underwater vehicle in a torpedo-like form factor. [John] designed the Nanoseeker as completely enclosed vehicle: both the thruster and the control fins are all housed within the diameter of the tube. The thruster is ducted with vents on the sides and control fins integrated into the back of the duct assembly.

[John] designed a compact PCB to drive the vehicle, which includes an STM32F4 alongside several sensors. An MPU-9150 provides IMU functionality and two dual motor driver ICs from TI control the throttle and the control fins. [John]…

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Posted by David Lang on October 26, 2014 at 7:21pm

OpenROV Workshop Olso in November

Heads up to our Scandi community members: OpenROV is having a workshop in Oslo in November hosted by MESH and conceived and organized by our truly wonderful OpenROV Ambassador, Christine.

Participants will be building OpenROV kits, working on experimental features, servicing old ROVs, trading adventure stories, and hopefully doing a few dives together. If you live close to Oslo or are interested in spending a few weekends with us please join us. Details at the bottom of the post.

~Z

We are OpenROV and we are many.

Finding folks to work on ROVs and go on dives with me is really easy. I live in San Francisco and…

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Posted by Zack on October 23, 2014 at 11:55am

NUMA - Clive Cussler's National Underwater and Marine Agency

"Founded by Dr. Clive Cussler, the National Underwater and Marine Agency (NUMA) is a non-profit, volunteer foundation dedicated to preserving our maritime heritage through the discovery, archaeological survey and conservation of shipwreck artifacts.+

 - See http://www.numa.net/

Yep. Interesting site.

"NUMA is a 501c3 non-profit with no full-time staff. The majority of funding (more than 95%) for NUMA comes from royalties from Clive Cussler’s best-selling novels. In order to keep those funds focused on preserving our maritime history, we have devised this page of commonly asked questions and answers to help reduce administrative overhead for NUMA." -- numa.net

I found this site while looking for good candidates for the Dec 13th expedition in the Bay area. Some interesting hits for James River civil war wrecks. I'll post more on that later.

Enjoy the read!

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Posted by Jim N. on October 22, 2014 at 6:27am

 
 
 

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OpenROV Workshop Olso in November

Heads up to our Scandi community members: OpenROV is having a workshop in Oslo in November hosted by MESH and conceived and organized by our truly wonderful OpenROV Ambassador, Christine.Participants will be building OpenROV kits, working on experimental features,…See More
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NUMA - Clive Cussler's National Underwater and Marine Agency

"Founded by Dr. Clive Cussler, the National Underwater and Marine Agency (NUMA) is a non-profit, volunteer foundation dedicated to preserving our maritime heritage through the discovery, archaeological survey and conservation of shipwreck artifacts.+ - See http://www.numa.net/Yep. Interesting site."NUMA is a 501c3 non-profit with no full-time staff. The majority of funding (more than 95%) for NUMA comes from royalties from Clive Cussler’s best-selling novels.…See More
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