Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is the world’s leading, independent non-profit organization dedicated to ocean research, exploration, and education. Dura-tech, working with Tag Engineering, built a custom tank for WARP robotic research.

Dr. Yogesh Girdhar, Principal Investigator Associate Scientist talks about the valuable contribution that Dura-tech made to his team’s laboratory and testing facility.

WARPLab's Robotic Testing Tank

WARPLab’s research focuses on both the science and systems of exploration robots in extreme, communication starved environments such as the deep sea. It aims to develop robotics and machine learning-based techniques to enable search, discovery, and mapping of natural phenomena that are difficult to observe and study due to various physical and information-theoretic challenges.

WARPLab is headed by Yogesh Girdhar, and is part of the Deep Submergence Laboratory (DSL), and the Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering (AOPE) department at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

Dr. Girdar’s extensive research is exploring new and innovative ways to programmatically map the world’s ocean floors. His work in robotic autonomous operation is helping to change underwater adaptive data collection and analysis.

You can learn more about WARPLab including publications and research insights on the WARPLab website located at http://warp.whoi.edu/.