U.S. Naval Academy's Project Stingray robosub
The Naval Academy's effort goes by the name of , and while it may look like neither stingray nor submarine, it is rigged up to perform a series of aquatic tasks that will determine the winner of the competition. The robot subs--more formally, autonomous underwater vehicles--must take into account a range of factors: computer control, power management, navigation, buoyancy and hydrodynamics.
Editors' note: On Monday, July 16, initial word on the winner was posted on a pair of team Web sites. To find out who's No. 1 in 2007, . For more photos, and details of some of the subs, read on in this gallery.
Captions by Jonathan Skillings
July 13, 2007 3:59 AM PDT
Photo by: Jim Graham/Project Stingray/U.S. Naval Academy
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