Bipolar Robotics: From the Arctic to the Antarctic with a stop at a few places in between

Hanumant Singh - Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

April 4, 2014, 1 p.m. - April 4, 2014, 2 p.m.


In this talk we look at the role of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) and their use for a variety of applications in challenging environments in the Arctic and the Antarctic. In particular we look at the constraints underwater mapping places on robotics in dynamic, ice covered waters. This talk also examines the role of AUVs for Fisheries and segues into some of the underwater imaging issues associated with optical imaging of the seafloor in the context of segmentation, classification and machine learning. Hanumant Singh completed his Ph.D. in the MIT WHOI Joint Program in 1995 and has since been on the staff at WHOI. His research interests are in the area of underwater imaging and robotics and his work has taken him on more than 50 research expeditions in all of the world's oceans covering a variety of topics including Marine Archaeology, Marine Geology, Marine Chemistry, Coral Reef Ecology and Fisheries, and Glaciology and the Study of Sea Ice.