Development of an underwater manipulator. A.R. Greig and D.R. Broome. Offshore Technol., November 1994, 2(4), 2--5.
Details are given of the ARM (advanced robotic manipulator) project which is a combination of the latest technology in manipulators, control systems and user interfaces to provide an effective and competitive system capable of performing complex underwater inspection, repair and maintenance tasks. The control systems and hardware are described mention being made of future plans to include neural net analysis of the sensor signals for feature detection and simple path planning.