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Old 04-29-2015, 01:19 PM
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Default Great White Autonomous Teething Biscuit, uh or something ...


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Here is a tale of REMUS, sans Romulus with nary a Capitoline Wolf to be found. Instead of Remus suckling a willing she-wolf, it is REMUS serving as mobile teething biscuit wired for video and sound for Great White sharks on the fin. It really is a great concept.



Remus and Romulus chow down in the olden days. The present day REMUS has at things differently with a good deal more tech.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romulus_and_Remus



What goes better with AUV's anyway, TUMS to try to buffer out all that digesting battery acid or a nice mackerel or two for flavoring?
http://www.whoi.edu/


The ocean engineering design gnomes at Woods Holes Oceanographic Institute have crafted Remote Environmental Monitoring UnitS, or REMUS vehicles. These are low-cost autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) designed by the Oceanographic Systems Lab to operate with a simple laptop computer.



There is a whole family of REMUS vehicles configured for the demands of varied tasks, payload, speed and operation duration requirements. More at: http://www.whoi.edu/main/remus



They have been used for mine sweeping duty in the Gulf and apparently in cartoons with some success?
http://aran-munich.deviantart.com/ar...mine-172659345



http://www.whoi.edu/


The current project employs a REMUS 100 unit, shown above, with the following specifications: http://www.whoi.edu/main/remus100

This is what they have to say about the AUV: "The Newest Great White Shark Tracking Robot

REMUS SharkCam is an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) that is preprogrammed to carry out a specific set of instructions, or mission, without a human pilot. Specifically, SharkCam is a REMUS 100 (Remote Environmental Monitoring UnitS) designed and programmed to follow and film an animal tagged with a special acoustic transponder. At about 80 pounds, 5 feet long, and able to reach depths of up to 100 meters (328 feet), REMUS can be equipped with a variety of sensors based on a missionís requirements. For the SharkCam version of REMUS 100, the vehicle is fitted with six GoPro video cameras in special waterproof housings that capture a panoramic view of the ocean and the animal it is following."
http://www.whoi.edu/page.do?pid=1366...622&cid=197889


There is a general overview of the project at: http://www.whoi.edu/main/remus-sharkcam . I first came across the video shown below with no other information to speak of in a "Shark Week" post. Intrigued I dug deeper to learn more about what was going on as it looked like an AUV to me. This article resulted.



Shadowing a pinger tagged shark
http://www.whoi.edu/



There are a variety of ways to tag sharks, including that shown above. Not too long ago a similar approach was taking for the harvesting of sharks. Times will change.
http://www.whoi.edu/


You can see a Great White shark interacting with the AUV in the following clip. Apparently despite efforts to unobtrusively shadow the animal, the shark got it into its head to come in for a gnosh or something?







Sneaking up behind a pinging Great White, how about dressing the AUV up as a fat shark sucker or something less obvious to the big tiburons?
http://www.whoi.edu/


Happy hunting, shooting and sustainable interactions to the researchers and to the shark, nibbling is ok, just don't bite too hard!


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