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Extracurricular Activities - Underwater Robotics

The students at St. Mary's School are taking robotics under the water!  Ocean explorers use ROVs (remotely operated vehicles) for many purposes, including monitoring underwater habitats, observing fishes and other organisms, exploring deep sea environments, investigating shipwrecks, and studying areas too dangerous for humans such as active underwater volcanoes. Underwater robots are essential tools of modern ocean explorers. ROVs may be large or quite small, depending upon the jobs they are expected to do, but they all have some systems in common that students are learning about: 

  • Framework on which other components are mounted;
  • Flotation so that the ROV is neutrally buoyant (or nearly neutral; this means it doesn’t rise or sink when in the water); 
  • Ballast to keep the robot from rolling over; 
  • Power to operate motors, video cameras, and other equipment; 
  • Propulsion to move the robot up and down, side to side, and backward and forward; 
  • Control to cause the robot to perform certain tasks; and 
  • Navigation to keep track of the robot.

Students meet weekly to plan, build and test their robot.

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