• Expeditions: Our group led the FK180731 #Adaptive Robotics international research expedition on board the Schmidt Ocean Institutes Research Vessel Falkor. Check out the expeditions tab for the latest videos and mission timeline, and the #Adaptive Robotics homepage for more information.

  • Platforms

    Underwater Robotics: We develop novel robotic platforms for more scalable marine survey operations. This ranges platforms designed to deliver complex capabilities such as landing and operating in built environments, to passive systems that simply drift along on underwater currents while imaging the seafloor. Click to read more.

  • In situ sensing: We develop novel optical and laser-based sensors, including laser-induced breakdown, laser Raman and radiation scintilation spectrometers. These are used to make in situ chemical measurements of desposits and particles in the ocean in mineral exploration and environmental monitoring applications. Click here to read more.

  • Seafloor mapping: Autosub Long Range of the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton and AE2000f of the Institute of Industrial Science of the University of Tokyo are just 2 of the flight-style AUVs that will be instrumented with BioCam to demonstrated ultra-wide area seafloor mapping capabilities. Click to read more.

  • Seafloor mapping: Autosub Long Range of the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton and AE2000f of the Institute of Industrial Science of the University of Tokyo are just 2 of the flight-style AUVs that will be instrumented with BioCam to demonstrated ultra-wide area seafloor mapping capabilities. Click to read more.

Ocean Perception

Scaling capabilities in marine autonomy by orders of magnitude


We are dedicated to removing bottlenecks in the flow of information from data collection to human understanding, by developing autonomous robotic, sensing and intelligence capabilities for seabed survey.