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So how do you know when something is going wrong with your robot?
Step 1: You need instrumentation.
We have lots of sensors and instrumentation in OpenROV, but the raw data is just that, data. It needs to be interpreted to create information we can use.
Step 2: Interpet the data
After hundreds of hours of flying OpenROV, we have gotten a sense for when something is wrong with the ROV. But even though we know what to look for in the data, manually scanning a rapidly changing telemetry stream is hard.
Step 3: Have the robot do what robots do well, monitor the data.
In a tele-robotic system, it is asking a lot for a pilot to monitor a rapidly changing telemetry stream for data anomalies…Continue
Posted by Brian A on August 17, 2014 at 2:20pm
It's been incredible to see all the awesome expeditions that people have been posting to OpenExplorer!
We're so excited to follow along with all of them as plans, people, and resources come together.
Here's a roundup of some I'm excited about:
The North Wales Mine Exploration: https://openexplorer.com/expedition/northwalesmineexploration
Fish Spawning Research in Quintana Roo: https://openexplorer.com/expedition/fishspawningaggregationsmexico…Continue
Posted by David Lang on August 17, 2014 at 1:00pm
Over the past few months, we've quietly been building a better way for OpenROVers to meet each other and share their adventures, dives and expeditions. It's called OpenExplorer.
Many of you have seen recent trips and dives that we've linked to here on the OpenROV blog. Now we want to hear from you! We're going to be GIVING AWAY 5 OpenROV KITS* to the expeditions that gather the most amount of followers on OpenExplorer over the coming month (ending 12pm PST on 9/19).
The key: you don't have to have everything figured out before you begin. Just get started!
We started OpenROV because we wanted to explore an underwater cave near our home. We didn't have any expensive equipment or a research grant, so we took a different route: sharing and collaborating with others who wanted to share the adventure.…Continue