Autonomous Underwater Vehicle “BOSS-A” for Acoustic and Visual Survey of Manganese Crusts
Yuya Nishida*, Kenji Nagahashi**, Takumi Sato**, Adrian Bodenmann**, Blair Thornton**, Akira Asada**, and Tamaki Ura*
*Kyushu Institute of Technology
2-4 Hibikino, Wakamatsu, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka 808-0196, Japan
**The University of Tokyo
4-6-1 Komaba, Meguro, Tokyo 153-8505, Japan
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