Tomorrow’s underwater robots were recently tested at the European Centre of Underwater Technologies, located at the French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea (Ifremer) near Toulon in Southern France.
On 07. February 2013, the editor-in-chief of GEO Martin Meister and Prof. Dr. Andreas Birk of the Jacobs Robotics Group had a panel discussion on machine intelligence ("Forscher fragen: Maschinelle Intelligenz") at the Körber Forum in Hamburg, Germany.
As part of an EU project, the Jacobs Robotics Group is developing a new system for intelligent underwater robots in cooperation with eight national and European partners. MORPH – short for Marine Robotic System of Self Organizing, Logically Linked Physical Node – consists of a number of mobile components that are not physically, but virtually connected.