AQUA: An amphibious autonomous robot

Gregory Dudek, Philippe Giguere, Chris Prahacs, Shane Saunderson, Junaed Sattar, Luz Abril Torres-Mendez, Michael Jenkin, Andrew German, Andrew Hogue, Arlene Ripsman, James Zacher, Evangelos Milios, Hui Liu, Pifu Zhang, Martin Buehler, Christina Georgiades

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AQUA, an amphibious robot that swims via the motion of its legs rather than using thrusters and control surfaces for propulsion, can walk along the shore, swim along the surface in open water, or walk on the bottom of the ocean. The vehicle uses a variety of sensors to estimate its position with respect to local visual features and provide a global frame of reference.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages8
Specialist publicationComputer
StatePublished - Jan 2007


  • AQUA
  • Autonomous robot development
  • Robotics
  • SASR tasks


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