DocuScooter: A novel robotics platform for marine citizen science


Scaradozzi D., Zingaretti S., Panebianco L., Altepe C., EGİ S. M. , Palma M., ...More

27th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2017, California, United States Of America, 25 - 30 June 2017, pp.404-409 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • City: California
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Page Numbers: pp.404-409

Abstract

Copyright © 2017 by the International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers (ISOPE).Conservation and monitoring of marine systems and large-scale underwater data acquisition are too demanding for single researchers. The exploitation of citizen science and the development of new technology can significantly facilitate these actions. In this work a novel system that allows scuba divers to collect data during their leisure activity is presented. It consists of a modular robotics system connected with a variable number of heterogeneous payloads, directly manageable through a tablet, to equip an underwater scooter. After the mission, the user can upload the data on an appropriate web server and launch a 3D reconstruction process, providing ad-hoc outputs for different applications.