Unmanned Surface Vessel is Finalist for Edison Award

By on April 5, 2013
Kingfisher USV (Credit: Unmanned Systems Technology)

An unmanned surface vessel is a nominated finalist for an Edison Award in Applied Technology, according to the¬†Unmanned Systems Technology, the vessel’s manufacturer.

The Clearpath Kingfisher USV made it past 3,000 judges from industry and academia to become a finalist in the competition which honors innovators each year.

The Kingfisher is a bathymetric profiling robot used to map underwater topography, bridge scour and sediment loss.  Thrusters on small pontoons jet the robot through the water while it collects data.

Image credit: Unmanned Systems Technology

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