JRM Vol.28 No.3 pp. 397-403
doi: 10.20965/jrm.2016.p0397


Development of a Small Size Underwater Robot for Observing Fisheries Resources – Underwater Robot for Assisting Abalone Fishing –

Motoki Takagi, Hayato Mori, Adiljan Yimit, Yoshihiro Hagihara, and Tasuku Miyoshi

Iwate University
4-3-5 Ueda, Morioka-city, Iwate 020-8551, Japan

April 8, 2015
March 17, 2016
June 20, 2016
underwater robot, application of the robot, abalone, camera
In abalone fishing with spearing, size of abalone which was allowed to catch is strictly controlled in Japanese law. Therefore, fisherman usually judge size by observing from a boat. However, this is difficult, due to aging. Therefore, we have been developing an underwater robot to assist fisherman in determining abalone size by using a stereo camera. The robot is small size and uses 6 thrusters to achieve 5 DOF motion in an underwater environment.
Overview of a small size underwater robot

Overview of a small size underwater robot

Cite this article as:
M. Takagi, H. Mori, A. Yimit, Y. Hagihara, and T. Miyoshi, “Development of a Small Size Underwater Robot for Observing Fisheries Resources – Underwater Robot for Assisting Abalone Fishing –,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.28 No.3, pp. 397-403, 2016.
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