David Lang's Blog – March 2012 Archive (6)

ROVision up on Github!

Bran Sorem has just completed ROVision and it's now live on Github!


"OpenROV is a DIY telerobotics community centered around underwater exploration & adventure." One goal of OpenROV is to have onboard video for live viewing as the user operates the ROV. Enter: ROVision.


We designed the onboard video platform using…


Added by David Lang on March 24, 2012 at 8:39am — No Comments

Review of OpenROV on opensource.com

Joseph Ottinger wrote up a review of OpenROV on opensource.com yesterday. I have to say, the summary of the project and potential is dead on (the site admittedly needs to be reorganized, and will be soon). I encourage you to read the whole article. 

The project is still fairly disorganized, with files hosted in various places and many manufacturing…


Added by David Lang on March 19, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

OpenROV at Open MAKE

Eric and I will be giving a quick talk about OpenROV at the Exploratorium tomorrow (Saturday, March 17th). The Open MAKE events are always a lot of fun, especially if you have kids. If you can make it, we'd love it if you stopped by to say hi! Here's an overview:…


Added by David Lang on March 16, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

Treasure Hunting Robots

There was a great article today on POPSCI about the robots being used to map shipwrecks in the Mediterranean, which according to the article is a "sea that covers nearly a million square miles and may contain as many as 300,000 wrecks."…


Added by David Lang on March 15, 2012 at 12:51pm — 1 Comment

Ocean News: My Perspective

I see a lot of news about the ocean. News about the peril of it's condition. News about amazing discoveries. In the past few days, I've seen a number of seemingly unrelated posts:

First, on March 8th the NYT reports on James Cameron's attempt to dive down to the Mariana Trench.

Then, on March 9th the…


Added by David Lang on March 10, 2012 at 5:22pm — No Comments

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