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Piloting Underwater Robots through Virtual Reality

The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute - Dassault Systemes SCOPE team will integrate virtual reality into Remotely Operated underwater Vehicle (ROV) piloting. The application will take contextual information, including live HD video from an existing data pipeline, and transform it into a real-time, interactive VR format for ROV piloting. The interactive display will empower pilots with a greater field of vision around the ROV and provide them with helpful feature overlays such as heading, target painting, offscreen tracking, and historical waypoint tracking.  


Faculty Advisor

Lynn Andrea Stein


Team Members

Everardo Gonzalez

Erika Lu

Amy Phung

Nathan Shuster

Cameron Wierzbanowski