Planet Inspired: Seafaring Robots
The excellent union between the academic world and technological development
Rome (I-Newswire) August 10, 2012 - The excellent union between the academic world and technological development
WASS’s small great project for underwater exploration will be useful for industry but, above all, it will be a friend to the environment.
The environment and the fight against pollution of the seas has a precious ally WASS, the Finmeccanica company that takes its name from its founder Robert Whitehead, inventor of the torpedo, has expanded its sphere of business into the civil field. Being a leader at a global level in integrated underwater systems engineering (in the past two years alone, it has filed more than 30 patent applications), with a history of more than 100 years in the business, has allowed it to expand its capabilities into new and promising business areas. This is fully demonstrated by the “V-Fides” project, the first dual-use product developed by the Livorno company.
It is an initiative funded by the Tuscany Region, where WASS has the role of leader of a group comprising Kayser Italia, another Livorno company with a strong focus on research and development, and the Crim (Centro di Ingegneria Microelettronica/Center for Microelectronic Engineering) of the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna di Pisa.
It is a small (but only in size) underwater robot, capable of analyzing the chemical-physical specificities of water at different depths, making it possible to map in detail, the level of mercury pollution in the seas in which it operates.
Behind the acronym that gives the name to the prototype, there lies a highly advanced wire-guided gearing, aimed at underwater detection, surveillance and exploration. This “small seafaring computer” is actually an extremely high-tech device that integrates complex systems. Without a doubt, its main characteristic will be the flexibility of its use. The underwater craft can in fact perform extremely varied tasks, ranging from the exploration of the seabed through on-board integrated acoustic and not-acoustic sensors to surveillance and data gathering for the security and maintenance of industrial installations. A great invention, which through the union of research and innovation, values the environment, recognizing its important role in the world. This work emphasises the importance of the resources and expertise of a large industrial Group, even in the development of research in the underwater robotics field, for civil applications aimed at the security of transport and the protection of marine fauna and flora.
Fonte: Planet Inspired
Sustainable development is a plant that has taken root: the advance of technology will grow thanks t More..o the efforts and green all over the world by the men of Finmeccanica. To monitor the Earth from space, to build cities livable and smart, to increase the ecological footprint of our company and each of us.
Planet Inspired wants to tell you all this, because at the center of change are the people and actions that they undertake.Less..
Piazza Monte Grappa n. 4, 00195 Roma
Phone : 063208621
Published On:August 10, 2012
Print Release:Print Release
If you have questions regarding information in this press release contact the company listed above. I-Newswire.com is a press release service and not the author of this press release.The information that is on or available through this site is for informational purposes only and speaks only as of the particular date or dates of that information. As some companies and PR Agencies submit their press releases once per week,month or quarter, make sure to check the official company website for accurate release dates as our site displays the I-Newswire.com press release distribution date only.We do not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of information on or available through this site, and we are not responsible for or omissions in that information or for actions taken in reliance on that information.
Macro Sensors Introduces LVDT/RVDT Signal Conditioner with Analog and RS485 Outputs, Extended 5 Year Warranty
LiquidLEDs Outs New and Brighter Variant of G125 LED Light Bulb
VSN Adopts Qsan AegisSAN LX F600Q Systems Boosting Performance for Multimedia Production & Streaming
RateGain Continues Its EMEA Expansion with New Strategic Partner in France
Newsmy Released the Latest Android Tablet--Ultra-thin 4mm Newsmy S8 Mini Quad-core Tablet PC