ARchaeological RObot systems for the World's Seas


ARROWS proposes to adapt and develop low cost autonomous underwater vehicle technologies to significantly reduce the cost of archaeological operations, covering the full extent of archaeological campaign.
Benefiting from the significant investments already made for military security and offshore oil and gas applications, the project aims to demonstrate an illustrative portfolio of mapping, diagnosis, excavation and security tasks.

ARROWS approach is to identify the archaeologists‘ requirements in all phases of the campaign, identify problems and propose technological solutions with the technological readiness levels that predict their maturation for exploitation within 3-5 years.
The individual technologies are then developed during the course of the project using agile development method comprising rapid cycles of testing and comparison against the end user requirements.

  • Status
  • Completed
  • Project Launch
  • 01 January 2009
  • Project completed
  • 30 June 2012
archaeological sites mapping, diagnosis, excavation and security technology and tools underwater vehicle technology (autonomous)