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Thar she sank! Shipwreck found off US coast may hold 18th-century secrets

The research ship Atlantis deploys underwater submersibles named Sentry and Alvin to gather data on a sunken ship that may have been a trade vessel from the days of the American Revolution.

By July 20, 2015


Underwater robot reveals the mysteries of Antarctic ice

An underwater robot has been used to produce the first detailed, high-resolution 3D maps of Antarctic sea ice.

By November 24, 2014


The cutting-edge tech behind the hunt for lost WWII planes

For years, the BentProp Project has searched the seas off Palau for missing planes shot down by the Japanese. Now the group has access to the latest oceanographic technology, which it used to find two aircraft lost for 70 years.

By April 20, 2014


Raspberry Pi slices off sales of 1.75 million

The $35 credit-card-sized computer, designed for hobbyists, developers, and students, is a basically a small motherboard outfitted with its own CPU and a variety of ports.

By October 8, 2013


Raspberry Pi-powers DIY autonomous underwater vehicle

Built by a team of engineering undergraduates from Singapore, the robotic vessel dubbed Coconut Pi uses both the Raspberry Pi and Arduino.

By April 10, 2013


Long-range undersea robot does its own research

With its ability to stay at sea for weeks on end, carry loads of instruments, and travel four times faster than its predecessors, this is not your grandmother's autonomous underwater bot.

By November 3, 2010


Robot hovers underwater

Extra thrust gives this autonomous underwater vehicle the ability to hover in one place despite ocean currents or nosy aquatic life.

By September 29, 2008


iRobot swims ahead without Brooks

$10 million Nekton Research acquisition will grow unmanned underwater vehicles product line and contract revenue, iRobot says.

By September 8, 2008


iRobot sets sights at sea

The Roomba and PackBot manufacturer secures exclusive rights to develop an autonomous underwater vehicle for commercial use.

By June 10, 2008


Navy seeks 'kamikaze' robot to clear mines

One contender for that task is the Transphibian, a 3-foot-long autonomous underwater vehicle from Nekton Research.

By August 1, 2007