By Andy Choi
Adept Technology declared that it will add new autonomous underwater and aerial robot to its range of land-based wheeled mobile platforms to aid research projects.
The products from Adept MobileRobots group will be showcased at the IEEE ICRA 2011 Conference, which is to be held at the Shanghai International Convention Center in Shanghai, China from May 9-13, 2011.
AQUA2 Underwater Robot
The company offers the AQUA2, Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) and the Maveric Unmanned Aerial Vehicle System for its research clients. The AQUA2 underwater robot is designed and manufactured by Independent Robotics and the Maveric aerial robot is manufactured and delivered by Prioria.
Equipped with six self-regulating fins, the AQUA2 underwater robot delivers a high level of adaptability. Researchers stand to benefit by this portable and lightweight vehicle, which provides a suitable platform to conduct several research projects such as inspection of aquaculture and monitoring of the reef.
The Maveric aerial robot is an unmanned aerial vehicle system (UAS) that is capable of delivering high-performance. It acts as an advanced platform f to perform several micro-UAS and small-UAS processes. This UAS is designed to be a single-man portable and operable and features immediate launch capabilities. The superior complex materials and patented technology permit the bendable-wings of the Maveric with a matchless capability to store a completely assembled airframe in a six inch tube