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Haiyan underwater glider

The Haiyan underwater glider is 1.8 meters in length with a diameter of 0.3 meter, and weighs about 70 kilograms. The device is developed by a scientific research team of Tianjin University. The underwater glider can go 1,500 meters underwater; its maximum voyage is 1,000 kilometers and it can work 30 days continuously. Read Article

Iver 3 Nano

The Iver3 Nano is the most affordable AUV platform released by Ocean Server Technology.  Starting at just $53K USD including sonar (and $82K with SS and DVL) Read More

AutoNaut USV

AutoNaut is wave propelled and performs equally well on all headings, and has long endurance.
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Qianlong-1

The vehicle, can travel to a depth of 6,000 meters, is tasked to explore the seabed and collect hydrological data. It is about 4.6 meters long, 1,500 kg in weight and 0.8 meters in diameter. Read the article

The vehicle, which is a robot that can travel to a depth of 6,000 meters, is tasked to explore the seabed and collect hydrological data. It is about 4.6 meters long, 1,500 kg in weight and 0.8 meters in diameter. - See more at: http://auvac.org/community-information/community-news/view/2233#sthash.AnxF8d9p.dpuf

Ocean Aero Submaran

The “Submaran”, a new class of Unmanned Underwater, Surface Vessel (UUSV), takes the best of both of surface and subsurface vessels and combines them into a completely new, transformable, self-propelling body, capable of missions in extreme conditions. Read More

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Military ramps up use of underwater drones. What do they do?

July 16, 2014 - via Christian Science Monitor Underwater drones have scientific and civilian uses, like the search for the missing Malaysia Airline Flight 370. Militaries, too, see them as an increasingly useful tool.

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DARPA Blue Wolf program seeks revolutionary breakthroughs in undersea vehicle speed and efficiency

July 11, 2014 - via DARPA TTO The Blue Wolf program will develop and demonstrate integrated underwater vehicle prototypes able to operate at speed and range combinations previously unachievable in fixed-size platforms, while retaining traditional volume and weight fractions for payloads and electronics. DARPA is seeking proposals for novel concept designs, dynamic lift and drag reduction systems, and innovative hybrid energy systems.

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In Defense of Killer Robots

July 10, 2014 - via Wall Street Journal A ban-the-bots movement is growing, but first the military should find out what such autonomous systems can do.

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