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ONR Robotics Enter the COVID-19 Fight

A decontamination robot funded by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and designed by several local universities was recently tested in Richmond, Va. The robot—initially designed for shipboard firefighting and maintenance tasks—has now been enlisted in the fight against Covid-19.

  • A student with the University of Virginia inspects a decontamination robot on Aug. 1, 2020, in Richmond, Va. The robot has four wheels and a mechanical arm that uses short-wave ultraviolet light to decontaminate surfaces. (Courtesy photo)

    Decontamination robot

Future Force Magazine

Future Force: Vol. 6, No. 4, 2020Future Force is a professional magazine of the naval science and technology community published quarterly by ONR.

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ONR Global News

Understanding the Influence of Coherent Flow Vortices on Surface Ship Maneuvering

Professor Moustafa Abdel-Maksoud of the Hamburg University of Technology in Germany provides details of this Office of Naval Research (ONR) Global-sponsored project, which aims to understand the influence of coherent flow vortices on ship maneuvering.

  • Surface Ship Maneuvering

    Surface Ship Maneuvering

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