Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

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To carry out its mission, the institute has defined six main goals: 1, Identify important areas of marine science where research progress is limited by lack of appropriate technology. 2, Develop sophisticated systems for investigating aspects of the marine environment and its inhabitants where high scientific potential exists. 3, Meet the highest possible performance standards for the operation of its equipment and technological systems. 4, Conduct high-quality, innovative research that maximizes effective management and use of all MBARI assets. 5, Develop, in collaboration with the Monterey Bay Aquarium, creative programs that maximize the educational value of MBARI's research results. 6, Transfer research results, technology, and operational techniques to the marine science community worldwide.
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2020
5 Mar 2020

Robots on Ice - or Rather, Under it

Autonomous underwater vehicles can carry a variety of instruments, including those that measure water temperature, collect water samples, or record sound underwater. Scientists and engineers generally deploy these robots off the side of a ship. The vehicle then navigates the surrounding waters on its own, and completes its mission within a day or two.
2019
28 Aug 2019

Autonomous vehicle coupled with a robotic laboratory proves its worth

Every drop of seawater contains thousands of cells that can reveal the diversity of life in our ocean. Using a self-contained robotic laboratory and an autonomous underwater vehicle, scientists and engineers are developing advanced collection techniques that may one day simplify the jobs of biologists and resource managers.
2018
2 Aug 2018

Gentle robotic hand for sea life

The open ocean is the largest and least explored environment on Earth, estimated to hold up to a million species that have yet to be described. However, many of those organisms are soft-bodied - like jellyfish, squid, and octopuses - and are difficult to capture for study with existing underwater tools, which all too frequently damage or destroy them. Now, a new device safely traps delicate sea creatures inside a folding polyhedral enclosure and lets them go without harm using a novel, origami-inspired design.
15 Mar 2018

Self-driving robots collect water samples

For the first time, scientists will deploy a small fleet of long-range autonomous underwater vehicles that have the ability to collect and archive seawater samples automatically. These new robots will allow researchers to track and study ocean microbes in unprecedented detail.
2012
30 Mar 2012

Frito-Lay & Electric Vehicles International Launch EV Pilot

EVI's signature all-electric powertrain is seamlessly integrated into an industry standard Daimler Freightliner M2 business class chassis providing customers with significant fuel and maintenance savings.
29 Mar 2012

The Washington/Oregon Corridor

The project's goal? To advance electric transportation and alternative fuel vehicles by outfitting the I-5 corridor with charging stations all the way from "BC to Baja."
28 Mar 2012

Robots at Sea - Autonomous Underwater Electric Vehicles

Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, United States
26 Mar 2012

Energy Department announces $10 million to promote zero emission

The Energy Department's support for the development and demonstration of innovative alternative vehicle technologies is helping reduce the nation's reliance on gasoline and diesel and diversifying our nation's energy portfolio.
23 Mar 2012

UA engineer launches robotic planetary lake lander

Fink unveiled the lake lander, named Tucson Explorer II, or TEX II, in a paper titled "Robotic Lake Lander Test Bed for Autonomous Surface and Subsurface Exploration of Titan Lakes," which he presented March 8 at an aerospace conference organized by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers in Big Sky, Mont.
22 Mar 2012

Aurora Skate UAV wins border protection award

Aurora's Skate small unmanned air vehicle system (SUAS) was awarded first place in the 2012 Border Security Technology/Product Challenge at the recently held 2012 Border Security Expo in Phoenix, Arizona.
21 Mar 2012

Boeing phantom eye conducts medium-speed taxi test

Phantom Eye reached speeds of up to 30 knots.
19 Mar 2012

Distance record for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

In 2012, four Liquid Robotics "PACX Wave Glider" AUV gliders set a new distance world record by travelling autonomously almost 6000 kilometers.
16 Mar 2012

Smith and Wanxiang sign letter of intent for $25M investment

Smith Electric Vehicles and Wanxiang Group announce investment and joint venture.
15 Mar 2012

Running cars on sun and water

Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems inaugurated a solar hydrogen filling station.
12 Mar 2012

Solar hybrid propulsion system for advanced eco yacht

The yacht uses a 9 MW Solar Hybrid Propulsion System powered by a combination of Sustainable Sources of energy.
8 Mar 2012

Hybrid Propulsion

The word is spreading quickly and hybrid propulsion is becoming the fastest growing form of auxiliary propulsion for sailboats today.
6 Mar 2012

Motiv Power Systems $1.16 million grant for new battery-electric truck

Motiv Power Systems Secures $1.16 Million California Energy Commission Grant for New Battery-Electric Truck and utilizes traditional diesel truck assembly line infrastructure to accelerate EV adoption.
5 Mar 2012

Electric Vehicles International wins GSA approval to supply US Govt

EVI models of medium-duty all ‐electric trucks and vans have been approved for government purchase, giving EVI the most comprehensive GSA­‐approved portfolio of all-‐electric, medium­‐duty vehicles.
2 Mar 2012

Intelligent Energy & Suzuki Motor Corporation establish joint venture

Intelligent Energy and Suzuki Motor Corporation joint venture Company develops and manufactures fuel cell systems
10 Feb 2012

Electric vehicle technology changes brought forward

With hybrid and pure electric vehicles, the future is arriving much sooner than predicted. This is a surprise to those looking only at electric cars where sales in 2011 were well behind plan.