ARROWS on Italian media
TG1 20:00, 18 August 2015: http://www.rai.tv/dl/RaiTV/programmi/media/ContentItem-bd4cc48e-ec1b-49ea-9c4d-0364c611ca73-tg1.html
ARROWS on Estonian media
ARROWS on G8SI, Xinhua, CHN
ARROWS at “Breaking the Surface” – Croatia
Between the 5th and 12th October many partners from the ARROWS project attended the “Breaking The Surface” 2014 (http://bts.fer.hr/) meeting in Biograd Na Moru, Croatia. BtS serves as a meeting place of experts and students of marine control engineering and signal processing and the marine robotics application areas in various types of ocean science. It’s the world’s first successful, multi-year field training program that combines academic topics in marine robotics and robotics application areas and hands-on working experience in the sea, doing remote sensing and sampling for various ocean sciences. It is also unique in that they put strong emphasis on the participation of principal investigators and established research group leaders from across the globe, catering not only to the EU or USA research communities.
This video was registered by the Croatian TV – Hrvatska Radiotelevizija (source available at http://www.hrt.hr/enz/kod-buducnosti/261991/) – and it shows images of many ARROWS vehicles and includes interviews to the project coordinator – Benedetto Allotta (15:00, 18:47, 20:09) from the University of Florence and Maarja Kruusmaa from Tallin University of Technology (16:14).
U-CAT Underwater Robot
The Robot Safari Exhibition at the London Science Museum last November has seen the world premiere of the underwater robot U-CAT, a highly maneuverable robot turtle, designed from the Centre for Biorobotics at Tallin University of Technology as part of the ARROWS research project.
U-CAT’s locomotion principle is similar to sea turtles. Independently driven four flippers make the robot highly maneuverable; it can swim forward and backward, up and down and turn on spot in all directions.
Maneuverability is a desirable feature when inspecting confined spaces such as shipwrecks. The robot carries an onboard camera and the video footage can be later used to reconstruct the underwater site.
ARROWS PROJECT MIDTERM STATEMENT
A narrative voice explains the nature and mission of the ARROWS (Archaeological Robot Systems for the World’s Seas) Project. The project is funded by the European Commission under the environment theme of the Seventh Framework Program for research and technological development.