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This is a media curation page for the PIRatE Lab's AARR Program.  We are developing practical, low cost programs to monitor resources in our coastal zone (the land near the ocean and the ocean near the land) with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs aka "drones") overhead and subtidal Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) .  Enjoy!!  
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Trump tells China: Go ahead, keep that U.S. military drone you seized

Trump tells China: Go ahead, keep that U.S. military drone you seized | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
President-elect Donald Trump, however, says the Chinese government should be told “we don't want the drone they stole back” and “let them keep it!”
PIRatE Labs insight:
This is crazy talk.  The U.S. should let a belligerent take its robots?!?
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AUV’s: A Bright Spot in Uncertain Times

AUV’s: A Bright Spot in Uncertain Times | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
There are technologies that are finding success – despite the struggles seen elsewhere especially in a difficult time for…
PIRatE Labs insight:
While all these market predictions have to be taken with a grain of salt, the market predictors should be a bit more on point with the ROV/AUV market relative to their insane guesses about the UAS marketplace.
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Liquid Robotics: Ocean Robots Surpass 1 Million Nautical Miles at Sea

Liquid Robotics®, the pioneer of wave and solar powered ocean robots, today announced that its fleets of Wave Gliders® have reached 1 million nautical miles at sea -- an important milestone...
PIRatE Labs insight:
No small feat.  Good job you guys!
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Seafloor Rescue - Universities Collaborate for Amazing Recovery of Downed AUV

Seafloor Rescue - Universities Collaborate for Amazing Recovery of Downed AUV | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
The Mola Mola, one of only six SeaBED class Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) in the world will be in the Gulf of Mexico later this month as scientists survey the sea floor near the Macondo wellhead.
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How much did this cost?

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Boeing, Lockheed Martin Moving Forward with Navy XL Unmanned Underwater Vehicle Program

Boeing, Lockheed Martin Moving Forward with Navy XL Unmanned Underwater Vehicle Program | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
The Navy selected Boeing and Lockheed Martin to pursue the Extra Large Unmanned Underwater Vehicle, which operates completely independently of manned ships.
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Fathom One lets adventurers explore underwater without getting wet

Fathom One lets adventurers explore underwater without getting wet | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
The Fathom One is designed to make amateur photography ​beneath the waves a bit more accessible, with a modular design and an HD camera for adventurers taking the plunge into underwater exploration.
PIRatE Labs insight:
Could be cool.  But the small size = small thrusters = problem controlling in open ocean and the hundreds of meters depth range is actually limited by their 30m tether.
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Drones may monitor seagrass

Drones may monitor seagrass | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
The UAS Center and the Engineering Department at A&M-Corpus Christi have teamed up with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to test the use of drones to monitor sea grass beds in Texa
Rebecca Smith-Gridleys insight:
This is similar to our work at CSUCI monitoring geomorphological changes in the Santa Clara River watershed.
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Starfish-killing robot close to trials on Great Barrier Reef

Starfish-killing robot close to trials on Great Barrier Reef | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
An autonomous starfish-killing robot will be ready for field trials on the Great Barrier Reef this month, researchers say.
PIRatE Labs insight:

Coolest way to kill crown-of-thorns yet!  Although, I am not sure that this "injection" will necessarily have the desired outcome.

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