David Lang's Blog – March 2012 Archive (6)

ROVision up on Github!

Bran Sorem has just completed ROVision and it's now live on Github!

ROVision

"OpenROV is a DIY telerobotics community centered around underwater exploration & adventure." One goal of OpenROV is to have onboard video for live viewing as the user operates the ROV. Enter: ROVision.

Introduction

We designed the onboard video platform using…

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Added by David Lang on March 24, 2012 at 8:39am — No Comments

Review of OpenROV on opensource.com

Joseph Ottinger wrote up a review of OpenROV on opensource.com yesterday. I have to say, the summary of the project and potential is dead on (the site admittedly needs to be reorganized, and will be soon). I encourage you to read the whole article. 

The project is still fairly disorganized, with files hosted in various places and many manufacturing…

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Added by David Lang on March 19, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

OpenROV at Open MAKE

Eric and I will be giving a quick talk about OpenROV at the Exploratorium tomorrow (Saturday, March 17th). The Open MAKE events are always a lot of fun, especially if you have kids. If you can make it, we'd love it if you stopped by to say hi! Here's an overview:…

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Added by David Lang on March 16, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

Treasure Hunting Robots

There was a great article today on POPSCI about the robots being used to map shipwrecks in the Mediterranean, which according to the article is a "sea that covers nearly a million square miles and may contain as many as 300,000 wrecks."…

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Added by David Lang on March 15, 2012 at 12:51pm — 1 Comment

Ocean News: My Perspective

I see a lot of news about the ocean. News about the peril of it's condition. News about amazing discoveries. In the past few days, I've seen a number of seemingly unrelated posts:

First, on March 8th the NYT reports on James Cameron's attempt to dive down to the Mariana Trench.

Then, on March 9th the…

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Added by David Lang on March 10, 2012 at 5:22pm — No Comments

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