Sabuvis II project

The aim of the Sabuvis II project is to develop a demonstrator for a shoal of closely cooperating biomimetic autonomous underwater vehicles. Key innovation drivers include underwater navigation, communication and co-operation of vehicles within the shoal, as well as biomimetic propulsion elements based on soft robotics. The project will develop elements of GPS-less navigation system technology, new biomimetic propulsion designs and an underwater obstacle avoidance system. A simulation environment for the study of shoal control strategies will also be developed.

Project timeframe: 08/02/2022 – 07/02/2026

Project type: International research project of the European Defence Agency (EDA)

Project implementers:

  • Polish Naval Academy – leader
  • Bundeswehr Technical Center for Ships and Naval Weapons, Maritime Technology and Research  WTD 71
  • Krakow University of Technology
  • Łukasiewicz Research Network – Industrial Research Institute for Automation and Measurements (PIAP)