Underwater ROV Systems, 2008

Partnership with Deep Ocean Engineering Inc.

Deep Ocean Engineering (DOE) Inc., of San Leandro, California, received several SBIR awards from NASA to develop remotely operated vehicle (ROV) technologies with Ames Research Center. DOE engineers developed a concept for a versatile and robust locomotion methodology based on snake and worm morphologies. This "super snake" has the ability to transition seamlessly from one environment to another, such as land to water to burrowing into soft sediment. DOE ROVs are in use by U.S. armed forces, Hydro Quebec, and more than 40 universities and scientific organizations. In the image, DOE’s ROV systems are utilized for underwater exploration with NASA Phantom. 

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