Category Archives: Public News

Update – Thrusters, Beams, and The Economist

After a fairly long dormant period, in which Poolbot took a local vacation, work has resumed.  Much of this consists of research and planning improvements.  Some highlights:

At Lake Comanche
At Lake Camanche

While Building One, A Fleet Takes to the Water

Returning to the blog after a long stretch of work and personal exertion…

The UK’s Telegraph newspaper reports that Rutgers University has deployed a fleet of 16 autonomous underwater vehicles for ocean mapping.

Technical details are sketchy in the article (what exactly are “sustainable optic sensors”?), but the use of Iridium satellite communications is confirmation that it’s a viable approach for long-range control.