Robotics » Mobile Robotics

Underwater Vehicles

Edited by Alexander V. Inzartsev, ISBN 978-953-7619-49-7, 582 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published January 01, 2009 under CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 license
Edited Volume

For the latest twenty to thirty years, a significant number of AUVs has been created for the solving of wide spectrum of scientific and applied tasks of ocean development and research. For the short time period the AUVs have shown the efficiency at performance of complex search and inspection works and opened a number of new important applications. Initially the information about AUVs had mainly review-advertising character but now more attention is paid to practical achievements, problems and systems technologies. AUVs are losing their prototype status and have become a fully operational, reliable and effective tool and modern multi-purpose AUVs represent the new class of underwater robotic objects with inherent tasks and practical applications, particular features of technology, systems structure and functional properties.