Diver-based Control of a Tethered Unmanned Underwater Vehicle

Andrew Speers, Michael Jenkin

Abstract

Human-robot communication with an underwater vehicle is a complex problem. Standard wireless communication protocols are unavailable, and the lack of direct supervision from surface-based operators reduces situational awareness and operational efficiencies. Here we describe recent research results with tethered operation of autonomous vehicles at depth by diving operators. We review different operational designs and describe a novel system based on exploiting advances in lightweight computational platforms (tablet devices) as the basis of the operator control console. Recent field experiments are also described.

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Speers A. and Jenkin M. (2013). Diver-based Control of a Tethered Unmanned Underwater Vehicle . In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 2: ICINCO, ISBN 978-989-8565-71-6, pages 200-206. DOI: 10.5220/0004457102000206


in Bibtex Style

@conference{icinco13,
author={Andrew Speers and Michael Jenkin},
title={Diver-based Control of a Tethered Unmanned Underwater Vehicle},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 2: ICINCO,},
year={2013},
pages={200-206},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0004457102000206},
isbn={978-989-8565-71-6},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 2: ICINCO,
TI - Diver-based Control of a Tethered Unmanned Underwater Vehicle
SN - 978-989-8565-71-6
AU - Speers A.
AU - Jenkin M.
PY - 2013
SP - 200
EP - 206
DO - 10.5220/0004457102000206