My office mates at EPFL, Alexander Bahr and Felix Schill, have for a while been working on launching their startup, Hydromea, as well as building a new, exquisitely engineered micro-AUV. A video of the first prototype is now available:
While the vehicle in the video is tethered and remote-controlled, it will soon operate autonomously. The end goal is to use a school of these AUVs to perform wide-area water sensing tasks, at a higher resolution than existing techniques permit.
For future updates on Hydromea, follow the company’s Vimeo channel or visit their upcoming website.