An autonomous underwater explorer for flooded mines

Previous

  • Assembly of the first fully-operational UX-1 prototype
  • Launch of the European flooded mines database (accessible through the main menu)
  • Pressure hull components designed and manufactured
  • Scientific instruments produced

Current Status

  • Testing UX-1’s software functionalities (control, movement, scientific instruments) at INESC TEC’s test pool 
  • Development of software and hardware tools for robotics funcionalities
  • Development of post-processing software tools

Next

  • First pilot trial at the Kaatiala Mine, Finland (June 2018)
  • Second pilot trial at the Idrija Mine, Slovenia (September 2018)