Saturday, February 27, 2010

HULL BUG: The Robotic Hull Bio-inspired Underwater Grooming Tool

The Robotic Hull Bio-inspired Underwater Grooming tool, or HULL BUG, is being tested by the Office of Naval Research as a hull-cleaning device. The HULL BUG is similar in concept to an autonomous robotic home vacuum cleaner and uses a biofilm detector to differentiate between the clean and unclean surfaces on the hull of a ship.
Image credit: Office of Naval Research

1 comment:

  1. Interesting! Not being involved in sov fights, I wasn't aware that ship-swapping was built right into the doctrine.
    hull cleaning machine

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