Development of a small size underwater robot for observing fisheries resources – Underwater robot for assisting abalone fishing

Motoki Takagi, Hayato Mori, Adiljan Yimit, Yoshihiro Hagihara, Tasuku Miyoshi

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In abalone fishing with spearing, size of abalone which was allowed to catch is strictly controlled in Japanese law. Therefore, fisherman usually judge size by observing from a boat. However, this is difficult, due to aging. Therefore, we have been developing an underwater robot to assist fisherman in determining abalone size by using a stereo camera. The robot is small size and uses 6 thrusters to achieve 5 DOF motion in an underwater environment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)397-403
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Robotics and Mechatronics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes



  • Abalone
  • Application of the robot
  • Camera
  • Underwater robot

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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