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Underwater robotic tech firm VideoRay calls Pottstown home - The Mercury

Underwater robotic tech firm VideoRay calls Pottstown home - The Mercury | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
Underwater robotic tech firm VideoRay calls Pottstown home
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VideoRay's business is not your ordinary product line. Its Underwater ROVs are used by the military, governments, law enforcement and industry.
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Dreaming of Shipwrecks in the Big Lake - 247 - Scuba Obsessed

Dreaming of Shipwrecks in the Big Lake - 247 - Scuba Obsessed | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
Mack and Darrin review scuba in the news. What is up the Shipwrecks on Lake Michigan? Why can't they get on the Big Lake?
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We also talked a little bit about dive training during one of the squirrel  moments. 

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cootwo: CO and O2 dual-gas analyzer for SCUBA divers.

cootwo: CO and O2 dual-gas analyzer for SCUBA divers. | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
World's first dual-gas Carbon Monoxide and Oxygen Analyzer & Data Logger for SCUBA divers that can be controlled with a smartphone.
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Michigan Owns 1500 Shipwrecks - Smithsonian | D...

Michigan Owns 1500 Shipwrecks - Smithsonian | D... | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
Michigan Owns 1500 Shipwrecks Smithsonian Last week, she dropped the staggering number of state-owned shipwrecks in an interview given to MLive's Stephen Kloosterman, who was reporting on recent revelations that a ship thought to be a French wreck...
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PIRATE HUNTERS BOOK INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR ROBERT KURSON & SHIPWRECK HUNTER JOHN MATTERA – EPISODE 246

PIRATE HUNTERS BOOK INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR ROBERT KURSON & SHIPWRECK HUNTER JOHN MATTERA – EPISODE 246 | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
This week we have an interview with Robert Kurson the author of Shadow Divers. He is joined by John Mattera who is in Kurson’s new book Pirate Hunters. We still had all the other scuba obsessed things we talk about so this was a great show. Unless you think the joke was really bad.
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Marine sanctuary researchers gain access to more shipwrecks - The Sentinel

Marine sanctuary researchers gain access to more shipwrecks - The Sentinel | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
DETROIT — Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary in Michigan is rolling out the buoys and starting another season of work on Lake Huron — the highlight of which is searching
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In Photos: Arctic Shipwreck Solves 170-Year-Old Mystery

In Photos: Arctic Shipwreck Solves 170-Year-Old Mystery | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
Canadian authorities have released amazing images of a shipwreck discovered in the Arctic. The vessel is believed to be one of two lost ships from the Franklin Expedition, which set sail in 1845.

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I don't see-weed: the rehabilitation of Sydney's underwater forests – Features – ABC Environment (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

I don't see-weed: the rehabilitation of Sydney's underwater forests – Features – ABC Environment (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
Scientists slip on wetsuits to save Sydney's salty forests from an underwater enemy.

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Top 5 Reasons to Try a Scuba Diving Group Trip

Top 5 Reasons to Try a Scuba Diving Group Trip | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
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Dragon of the Sea: 13-Foot Oarfish Surfaces on Island off Los Angeles Coast

Dragon of the Sea: 13-Foot Oarfish Surfaces on Island off Los Angeles Coast | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
This is the second of the rare fish to wash up on the island.
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'Consumer Reports': New Tesla has 'underwater mode' - USA TODAY

'Consumer Reports': New Tesla has 'underwater mode' - USA TODAY | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
Now that it has worked out the kinks, Consumer Reports magazine is putting its new $127,000 Tesla electric performance sedan through its paces and making some amazing discoveries.
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Tampa's Odyssey Marine cites potential gold find in North Atlantic shipwrecks - Tampabay.com (blog)

Tampa treasure hunter Odyssey Marine Exploration Inc. said Tuesday it is exploring five 20th century shipwrecks in the North Atlantic that may have "significant" cargoes of gold and silver.
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A Brief History of the Recreational Scuba Regulator

A Brief History of the Recreational Scuba Regulator | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
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10 Historic Shipwrecks | Wild Atlantic Way

10 Historic Shipwrecks | Wild Atlantic Way | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
From a Spanish Armada galleon to WWII warships, divers, walkers and beach-combers can explore the ghosts of seafaring past with these 10 historic shipwrecks on the Wild Atlantic Way.
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Sonar Surveys To Study Lake Huron Shipwrecks - Lake Scientist

Sonar Surveys To Study Lake Huron Shipwrecks - Lake Scientist | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
Scientists at NOAA's Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary plan to use side-scan sonar to study shipwrecks in Lake Huron. Shipwrecks are estimated to...
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Apple farm manager convicted of manslaughter over 'scuba diving' deaths - The Independent

Apple farm manager convicted of manslaughter over 'scuba diving' deaths - The Independent | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
A farm manager has been convicted of the manslaughter of two workers who he encouraged to go into a storage tank while holding their breath.
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Meet Underwater Drones That Will Explore the Ocean

Meet Underwater Drones That Will Explore the Ocean | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
This is what it takes to send our robotic friends into the oceans.
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Underwater Obstacle Course

Watch students from the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum's Maritime Archaeology Field School test their SCUBA skills on this underwater obstacle course!
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Great obstacle course. I want to give this a try. 

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Kewaunee shipwrecks hold archaeological treasures - Green Bay Press Gazette

Kewaunee shipwrecks hold archaeological treasures - Green Bay Press Gazette | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
If you spy pieces of coal along Kewaunee's beach, you may be looking at a piece of history
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WWII Shipwrecks Photographed off Australia - MarineLink

WWII Shipwrecks Photographed off Australia - MarineLink | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
The shipwrecks of Australian warship HMAS Sydney II and the German raider HSK Kormoran in the Indian Ocean 200 km west of Shark
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Free Dive Prank on Scuba Diver

The scuba diver had no idea who tapped him LOL DO NOT TRY THIS.... Filmed in Koh Tao, Thailand.
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A&E nurse wins community award for scuba diving work

A&E nurse wins community award for scuba diving work | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
Neasa Braham, accident and emergency nurse practitioner at Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust, has won a local award for her voluntary work as a scuba diving instructor.
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Panel to study proposals for Great Lakes fish farming - Detroit Free Press

Panel to study proposals for Great Lakes fish farming - Detroit Free Press | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
A panel of experts will study proposals to allow fish farming in Michigan's Great Lakes waters.
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Surviving 42 Minutes Underwater…How Boy Beat the Odds - Live Science

Surviving 42 Minutes Underwater…How Boy Beat the Odds - Live Science | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
A teenager in Italy recently beat some incredible odds when he survived for 42 minutes underwater, according to news reports.
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CoCoRo underwater mini-robots school like fish and share knowledge

CoCoRo underwater mini-robots school like fish and share knowledge | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
The European Union CoCoRo research consortium has been developing three varieties of autonomous underwater robots that school together like fish.

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*A partir de abril de 2011, la Unión Europea CoCoRo (Colectivo Cognitive Robots) consorcio de investigación ha desarrollado tres variedades de robots submarinos autónomos que hacen escuela juntos como peces. De esta manera, los pequeños robots pueden compartir y aprender de "conocimiento" cada otros de su entorno, actuando como un sistema cognitivo colectivo que es más inteligente que cualquiera de sus partes individuales.

Los robots se comunican entre sí a través de una función de intermitente LED, utilizando la electrónica de a bordo, como los sistemas de visión por ordenador, brújulas y acelerómetros para encontrar su camino alrededor de los ambientes acuáticos.

Utilizando un algoritmo inspirado en el comportamiento de la agrupación de las abejas (no pescados!), Pueden buscar a otros de su especie y luego asentarse juntos alrededor de una ubicación de la base central, tomando conciencia del  creciente tamaño de su grupo a medida que lleguen más robots. Entonces pueden dejar ese grupo para ir por sus propias misiones, posteriormente, volver a compartir sus hallazgos con el grupo.

En un experimento, grupos de dos tipos de los robots - "Jeff" robots y robots "Lirio" - se pusieron en una piscina para localizar un avión estrellado simulado (en realidad un grupo de imanes, que se utiliza para simular campo electro-magnético del avión) . Mientras que los robots Lily patrullaban la superficie, el Jeffs fue más profundo.

Una vez que uno de los robots Jeff situados los imanes, lo que solía sus LEDs para indicar la otra Jeffs, que respondió mediante la recopilación de alrededor de ella sobre el "restos". Los robots Lily observaron este comportamiento desde arriba, y respondieron formando un racimo en la superficie en la misma ubicación.

Los robots también se han probado en el océano abierto en Italia, donde, según informes, fueron capaces de agruparse y patrullar a pesar de las olas, las corrientes y el agua salada corrosiva.

Aunque el proyecto CoCoRo concluyó en septiembre pasado, los investigadores apenas están empezando a conocer los resultados. Se espera que la tecnología podría finalmente encontrar su camino en los robots acuáticos escolares autónomos utilizados para el monitoreo ecológico, reconocimiento, u otras aplicaciones.

 

Algunos de los robots puede verse en acción, en el vídeo a continuación.