The winning team will also visit the HROV at WHOI in fall 2006.
Funding to develop the HROV comes from the National Science Foundation, the Office of Naval Research, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Pilots on surface vessels will remotely control the HROV
via the microcable, which will be jettisoned upon completion of the mission.
We also hope to use the cutting edge Hybrid Remotely Operated Vehicle (HROV
), now being designed and built at WHOI.
Fully integrated applications include humanoid robots, medical carts, unmanned vehicles (UAVs & HROVs
), and mobile robotic fulfillment systems.