Developing a Robotic Aquaculture System

BioE/ECE Affiliated Faculty Joseph Ayers, MES/CEE Professor Mark Patterson, CEE Chair Jerome Hajjar, ECE Professor Milica Stojanovic, and CEE/MES Associate Professor Amy Mueller were awarded a patent for “Robotic aquaculture system and methods.”

Abstract Source: USPTO

Techniques and systems for robotic aquaculture are described. In one embodiment, for example, a mariculture system may include an aquatic animal containment system operative to hold a population of aquatic animals, the aquatic animal containment system comprising an enclosed hull having a receptacle configured to receive a mechanical core, the mechanical core configured to store at least one sub-system to implement at least one function of mariculture system, and a position management system operative to maintain the enclosed hull at a depth below a surface of a body of water. Other embodiments are described.

Related Departments:Bioengineering, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering