Underwater Automated Camera POTBot for Stereo-Video Applications

Franco Hidalgo, Alvaro F.Diaz Guerra, B. Matheo Gomez, Piero Leyva, Tim Langlois, Simon De Lestang

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Underwater video surveys provide high-resolution data of biodiversity, including fish assemblages and habitat composition, critical for marine monitoring and management. In this paper we present further development of programmable automated cameras (POTBots) towards their application to stereo-systems and an easier way to program survey tasks. The re-design of the POTBots housing allows a fixed camera position and orientation relative to a flat base, suitable for stereo-video applications. The POTBot control strategy is adapted to enable the programming of any task involving video, data acquisition and logging based on trigger events such as submersion in water, orientation or timed events.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOCEANS 2021
Subtitle of host publicationSan Diego - Porto
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780692935590
StatePublished - 2021
EventOCEANS 2021: San Diego - Porto - San Diego, United States
Duration: 20 Sep 202123 Sep 2021

Publication series

NameOceans Conference Record (IEEE)
ISSN (Print)0197-7385


ConferenceOCEANS 2021: San Diego - Porto
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego


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