ROBUST review Meeting in Genoa

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First ROBUST Review Meeting in Genoa


The ROBUST project  aims to develop sea bed in situ material identification through the fusion of two technologies, namely laser-based insitu element-analyzing capability merged with underwater AUV (Autonomous Underwater Vehicle) technologies for sea bed 3D mapping. This will enable resource identification done by robotic control enabled bythe synergy between AUV hovering and manipulator capabilities. The underwater robotic laser process is the Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS), used for identification of materials on the sea bed. The AUV Robotic vehicle will dive, identify the resources that are targeted for LIBS scanning through 3D real time mapping of the terrain (hydroacoustically, laser scanners, photogrammetry.) and position the LIBS in the required locations of mineral deposits on the ocean floor to autonomously perform qualitative and quantitative analyses.