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Robotic Tools for Deep Water Archaeology : Surveying an Ancient Shipwreck with an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle

Bingham, Brian; Foley, Brendan LU ; Singh, Hanumant; Camilli, Richard; Dellaporta, Katerina; Eustice, Ryan; Mallios, Aggelos; Mindell, David; Roman, Christopher and Sakellariou, Dimitris (2010) In Journal of Field Robotics 27(6). p.702-717
Abstract
The goals of this article are twofold. First, we detail the operations and discuss the results of the 2005 Chios ancient shipwreck survey. This survey was conducted by an international team of engineers, archaeologists, and natural scientists off the Greek island of Chios in the northeastern Aegean Sea using an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) built specifically for high‐resolution site inspection and characterization. Second, using the survey operations as context, we identify the specific challenges of adapting AUV technology for deep water archaeology and describe how our team addressed these challenges during the Chios expedition. After identifying the state of the art in robotic tools for deep water archaeology, we discuss... (More)
The goals of this article are twofold. First, we detail the operations and discuss the results of the 2005 Chios ancient shipwreck survey. This survey was conducted by an international team of engineers, archaeologists, and natural scientists off the Greek island of Chios in the northeastern Aegean Sea using an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) built specifically for high‐resolution site inspection and characterization. Second, using the survey operations as context, we identify the specific challenges of adapting AUV technology for deep water archaeology and describe how our team addressed these challenges during the Chios expedition. After identifying the state of the art in robotic tools for deep water archaeology, we discuss opportunities in which new developments and research (e.g., AUV platforms, underwater imaging, remote sensing, and navigation techniques) will improve the rapid assessment of deep water archaeological sites. It is our hope that by reporting on the Chios field expedition we can both describe the opportunities that AUVs bring to fine‐resolution seafloor site surveys and elucidate future opportunities for collaborations between roboticists and ocean scientists. (Less)
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shipwreck, archaeology, marine robotics, autonomous underwater vehicle, precision navigation, deep water
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  abstract     = {The goals of this article are twofold. First, we detail the operations and discuss the results of the 2005 Chios ancient shipwreck survey. This survey was conducted by an international team of engineers, archaeologists, and natural scientists off the Greek island of Chios in the northeastern Aegean Sea using an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) built specifically for high‐resolution site inspection and characterization. Second, using the survey operations as context, we identify the specific challenges of adapting AUV technology for deep water archaeology and describe how our team addressed these challenges during the Chios expedition. After identifying the state of the art in robotic tools for deep water archaeology, we discuss opportunities in which new developments and research (e.g., AUV platforms, underwater imaging, remote sensing, and navigation techniques) will improve the rapid assessment of deep water archaeological sites. It is our hope that by reporting on the Chios field expedition we can both describe the opportunities that AUVs bring to fine‐resolution seafloor site surveys and elucidate future opportunities for collaborations between roboticists and ocean scientists. },
  author       = {Bingham, Brian and Foley, Brendan and Singh, Hanumant and Camilli, Richard and Dellaporta, Katerina and Eustice, Ryan and Mallios, Aggelos and Mindell, David and Roman, Christopher and Sakellariou, Dimitris},
  keyword      = {shipwreck,archaeology,marine robotics,autonomous underwater vehicle,precision navigation,deep water},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {06},
  number       = {6},
  pages        = {702--717},
  series       = {Journal of Field Robotics},
  title        = {Robotic Tools for Deep Water Archaeology : Surveying an Ancient Shipwreck with an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/rob.20350},
  volume       = {27},
  year         = {2010},
}