Surveillance of submerged plant is becoming increasingly critical as ocean based resources become more and more important. A wide varieties of new roles have recently emerged ranging from aquaculture to offshore power generation systems, in addition to the monitoring of the aging submerged sections of bridges, piers and dams etc. Consecutive generations of ROVs have been developed at Nagasaki University to meet the changing needs for surveillance of submerged plant. This paper outlines briefly the ROVs developed to date and the move to increase ROV autonomy using AI (artificial intelligence).
Yamamoto, Ikuo; Morinaga, Akihiro; and Lawn, Murray
"AGILE ROV FOR UNDERWATER SURVEILLANCE,"
Journal of Marine Science and Technology: Vol. 28:
5, Article 3.
Available at: https://jmstt.ntou.edu.tw/journal/vol28/iss5/3