Two years of Experiments with the AUV Dagon - a Versatile Vehicle for High Precision Visual Mapping and Algorithm Evaluation

Marc Hildebrandt, Christopher Gaudig, Leif Christensen, Sankaranarayanan Natarajan, Patrick Merz Paranhos, Jan Albiez

In: Proceedings of IEEE/OES Autonomous Underwater Vehicles. IEEE/OES Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV-2012) September 24-27 Southampton United Kingdom ISBN 978-1-4577-2056-7 9/2012.


The AUV DAGON was designed as a vehicle for algorithm evaluation and visual mapping. Since its initial launching in early 2010 two years of experiments and experience with the vehicle have passed. This paper will give an overview of the work with the AUV DAGON and highlight the scientific experiments conducted with it, concluding with a “lessons learned” section with important modifications and ideas for future vehicles.

Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence