Aerial Robotics

Aerial Robotics

Eric Lo, staff engineer at UC San Diego, collects data for a high-resolution 3D map of the UCSD campus with a flying drone.

Hummingbird Trapping

Hummingbird Trapping

Anusha Shankar, assisted by Kaheela Reid, sets up a hummingbird trap at Southwest Research Station, Arizona, for her research on hummingbird sleep patterns.

Suncave at UCSD

Suncave at UCSD

Staff researchers view 360° video from McMurdo Station, Antarctica on the Suncave visualization system at UC San Diego.

Anza Borrego Mud Cave Mapping

Anza Borrego Mud Cave Mapping

A PhD student tests a handheld RGB-D mapping system deep inside the mud caves of Anza Borrego, California.

Underwater Robots Mapping Coral Reefs

Underwater Robots Mapping Coral Reefs

Testing underwater robots at the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology.

Coconut Island, Oahu, Hawaii

Hummingbird Feeding

Hummingbird Feeding

Student feeds a hummingbird during field research at Southwest Research Station, Arizona

Launching Autonomous Airplane

Launching Autonomous Airplane

Sunrise launch of an autonomous airplane designed to conduct aerial marine mammal monitoring at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

E/V Nautilus

E/V Nautilus

The aft deck of E/V Nautilus during a multibeam mapping mission off the coast of Hawai’i, Sept. 2018.