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HydroCamel enters the sea

31st October 2017 - 14:18 GMT | by Joe Charlaff in Jerusalem

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Israel’s first commercialised AUV, the HydroCamel II, has now undergone more than 250 hours of sea trials across an area of 1,000km in the Red Sea and the Mediterranean Sea, plus several private demonstrations.

Developed by researchers at the Ben-Gurion University Laboratory for Autonomous Robotics, the main idea behind the AUV is its autonomy and manoeuvrability, which sets it apart from others, according to the university.

Tzvika Goldner, CEO of BGR, the research arm of Ben Gurion University, said that the AUV allows quick integration of specialised payloads such as sonars, cameras, sensors, and a specimen collection arm. 

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