I would like to introduce the project I have just started to work on with two fellow students. In short, we are three MSc-students from the Delft University of Technology and we aim to make the (our ;-)) OpenROV fully autonomous (meaning: autonomous behaviour, cutting the wire).
This will be done, most likely, by implementing ROS loaded with an autonomous controller on the Beaglebone and control the OpenROV from there, bypassing the cockpit-interface all together. From what I read so far, this has not yet been achieved and I have not found any other projects that are currently working on this. But if I am wrong, I would like to hear that, so we can focus our work on extending someone else’s.
Anyhow, I would love to hear your thoughts on this project, any at all, from technical realisations to general opinions. I will try to update the status of the project regularly.