GhostSwimmer is a tactical, efficient, biomimetic autonomous artificial fish UUV that employs the actual mechanics and dynamics of biological fish to create the ultimate in efficient swimming while remaining responsive to the needs of current covert, riverine, and littoral missions. It endeavors to attack problems facing current UUVs. A product of the combined experience of David Barrett (Olin College), inventor/developer of MIT's groundbreaking Robo-Tuna, and Mike Rufo (Boston Engineering), inventor/developer of marsupial underwater UUV/Crawler technologies, it mimics the actual motion of a tuna (one of nature's fastest and most maneuverable fish). Also watch this episode: GhostSwimmer AUV - Part 2. For more information, visit Boston Engineering.
Hosted by: Bill Wong Videography by: Curtis Ellzey Edited by: Curtis Ellzey
Anonymous commented on October 22, 2009
Brilliant technology! While we all recognize the need to blow up the bad guys, I am also thinking the "ghostswimmer" could also be used to monitor undersea turbines as part of the overall alternative energy initiative. Thanks for an outstanding report. I am a professor who welcomes this opportunity to inspire students. Cool!