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Do these sea urchins belong to the same species? We are not quite sure yet. Will have to patiently wait till we get the results from the DNA analysis.
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Monsters From The Deep Sea

Meet Bob, the basket star, a close relative of star fish, sea cucumbers and sand dollars. This guy, like a star fish has 5 point radial symmetry, but then unlike starfish, his tentacles subdivide repeatedly like a fractal. Underwater, Bob likes to hang out on rock pinnacles, and wave his fractal arms around to catch any food that is flowing by, and put it in its mouth.  

  #starfish   #panama  #Echinoderm #marinelife  
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A small subset of the samples we have collected thus far using the submarines. 
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Unfortunately he is in a jar filled with ethanol right now.
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Once a penal colony, now a national park, Isla de Coiba is a pristine tropical habitat, due to extremely limited human contact.
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Kalbelias of Rajasthan know how to live a life full of color, music and art.
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SandSharks are the next generation of mini marine robots from Bluefin robotics. They are cheap and ideal for doing robotics research. The yellow part can contain any custom payload, whereas the black section contains all the essential control and navigation electronics. 
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Night time recovery of the Puma AUV, after completing a long successful mission.  

We have beein using the Puma AUV as a scout for the submarines. Each day we send the AUV to collect thousands of images of the seafloor, and use ROST based topic modeling to identify interesting locations for further exploration through the submarine. 
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After a major power failure, the DR2 sub was forced to surface using emergency maneuvers. Fortunately nobody was hurt. 
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It shrank after we used excessive amounts of Gamma rays to annihilate one of the monsters from deep sea.
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Back to the air-world. 
Today was my first submarine dive. We dove to about 300 meters, near Hannibal sea-mount, off the coast of Panama. I was accompanied by WHOI biologist Vicke Starczak, who enthusiastically answered my never ending stream of questions about deep-sea life.  We collected several biological samples including star fish, crabs, sea-urchins, and sea-cucumbers, and brought them back for further analysis. The jellyfish of the deep sea are amazing. Many of them glow blue and green when they bump into the sub. Also saw many Siphonophores, which I think are amazing animals/superorganisms/whatever you want to call them. I learned that although they look like a single animal, they are actually a colony of many different animals, living together and behaving as a single creature. The famous Portuguese Man o' War is probably the most famous member of this family fo organisms. 

In terms of robotics, I see autonomous sampling, especially in the context of marine environments, as a promising research direction with much work to be done. Many different problems need to be solved to be able to build such robots. For example: recognizing habitats and animal species; computing utility of the given sample given finitie future opportunities to resample; and AUV and actuator control. 

#WHOI   #submarine   #marine   #robotics  
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If a robot plunges into the ocean of an icy moon, perhaps near Saturn or Jupiter, its main problem will be figuring out what to do next. Even at light speed, it takes hours for communications to pass back and forth to Earth.
If a robot plunges into the ocean of an icy moon, perhaps near Saturn or Jupiter, its main problem will be figuring out what to do next. Even at light speed, it takes hours for communications to pass back and forth to Earth.
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Lunch  @ Eel Pond, Woods Hole. 
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Its been freezing cold here in Cape Cod, and Buzzards Bay seems completely frozen over; so obviously we had to try walking on it.  
+Lashika Medagoda Tom Chalk Angelos Mallios 
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Building robots with brains
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  • Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
    Postdoctoral Scholar, 2014 - present
  • Kitware
    R&D, 2005 - 2006
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    PhD, Computer Science
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
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