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November 19, 2002
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Phil Sneiderman
prs@jhu.edu


Remote Command and Control:
Tank Helps Researchers Test Underwater Robot
The remotely operated underwater robot is helping researchers perfect command and control of deep sea remote-controled vehicles.

Johns Hopkins University engineers are using a newly constructed indoor tank filled with nearly 43,000 gallons of water to test navigation and control equipment that allows them to direct a small underwater robot. The robot, called the JHU Remotely Operated Vehicle, is connected by long tether lines to computers outside the tank.

The technology developed and refined is this lab, supervised by Louis Whitcomb, assoociate professor of mechanical engineering, is being used in full-size robotic submersibles that are exploring some of the deepest and most hostile parts of the ocean.

To learn more about this research, watch this short movie about the project and the new testing facility.

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(Real Networks offers a free version of their player, if your computer doesn't have it. Newer computers come bundled with this player, but those with older computers may need to download the player. If you have any trouble at all, please e-mail: media@jhu.edu)

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To read more about this, read the press release.


TechTV did a 2 minute report on the project.
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