Displayed here are brief overviews of the three robot types developed for the Atlantis One Research Station. Click on either the blue links or on the navigation panel to the left to display the full report on any given unit.

Robot Design Overviews

Water Sampler
This AUV will collect samples of the water in various areas for study in the lab. There will be 80 of these units that will simultaneously take various measurements before returning to the lab. Other than merely taking and bringing back samples of water, the Water Sampler will be capable of measuring temperature and light intensity in the water at its sampling location. Each unit is also equipped with a homing device for easy retrieval in the case of malfunction, damage, and any other circumstance that might cause the AUV to be unable to return.

Rock Sampler
This ROV will take samples of limestone and possibly live coral for study in the facility. It will be equipped with scanning sonar so it can determine its location from its own map of the Blue Hole seascape. The Rock Sampler will also have 3-CCD and Infrared cameras on it for collection reasons and the real-time feedback through the tether allows it to function as a survey robot as well.

Core Sampler
The core sampler is designed to take geological core samples from a variety of locations including: the seabed, caves, and the floor of the blue hole. The core samples consist of cylindrical "cores" of up to 20 feet in length, which report data on the sedimentary formation of the ocean floor. Because of the small amount of actual sampling being done in this mission, it is more cost-efficient to simply buy or rent a standard vibrocorer than to research and develop a totally new machine.