Is the future of diving robotic?

No we’re not talking about staying at home and diving in a virtual world, where you never get wet!

Here at PADI we always have our ears to the ground. As well as monitoring research and developments in recreational and technical diving we also love to hear about other areas of diving. CADDY is an interesting research project being carried out by the scientific and commercial diving communities.

 

The launch of the CADDY research program

The launch of the CADDY research program

CADDY is a project to develop a sophisticated robot buddy to assist divers working underwater.

http://www.caddy-fp7.eu/web/60_70_0_-1_-1_-1_izbornik_pocetna.aspx

This raises some interesting questions for the future of diver training.

How could this kind of technology be used to improve diver safety during training dives?

What features would be needed on a similar tool for recreational divers and/or instructors?

We’d love to hear your comments.

 

Categories: News, Technology

1 reply »

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s