I am interested also in marine robotics and in non-conventional sensors for these platforms, such as artificial whiskers.
A Customisable Underwater Drone
I co-developed an underwater drone with 3D-printable parts and customisable thrusters and ballast configurations. A paper describing it can be found here.
Download the 3D Models
3D printable models are freely available in GitHub.
2017.08.10 – Dive near Wolfsburg, Germany
2017.08.16 – First Dive into the Mediterranean Sea at Mondello Bay, Sicily.
Observing fresh water life during a dive in Köpenick, Berlin:
A Marine Drone
I am co-developing a marine drone with 3D printed and CNC processed parts, designed by http://www.schillaci.org/.
The robot is equipped with artificial whiskers
A video of a first prototype. Test made in San Nicola harbour, Sicily.