The field of machine learning is concerned with the question of how to construct computer programs that automatically improve with experience. In recent years many successful machine learning applications have been developed, ranging from data-mining programs that learn to detect fraudulent credit card transactions, to information-filtering systems that learn users' reading preferences, to autonomous vehicles that learn to drive on public highways. At the same time, there have been important advances in the theory and algorithms that form the foundations of this field....
The applications of underwater vehicles have shown a dramatic increase in recent years,
such as, mines clearing operation, feature tracking, cable or pipeline tracking and deep
ocean exploration. According to different applications, the mechanical and electrical
configuration and shape of an underwater vehicle are different. For instance, manipulators
are necessary when doing mines clearing operation or some other tasks which need to deal
In recent years many successful machine learning applications have been developed, ranging
from data mining programs that learn to detect fraudulent credit card transactions, to
information filtering systems that learn user’s reading preferences, to autonomous vehicles
that learn to drive on public highways. At the same time, machine learning techniques such
as rule induction, neural networks, genetic learning, case-based reasoning, and analytic
learning have been widely applied to real-world problems.
The goal of a system approach to vehicle design is to deﬁne the technical speciﬁcations of each component, in such a way that the vehicle, as a whole, performs its functions according to assigned procedures and objectives. By technical speciﬁcations, we mean a set of physical measurements that deﬁne each part, completely without the use of detailed drawings.
Submersibles are a large and nonhomogeneous group of vehicles that range from small unmanned autonomous vehicles such as Gavia and REMUS that can be carried by one or two men, to medium-large unmanned submersibles such as torpedoes, survey vehicles such as HUGIN and Blueﬁn, larger manned deep-diving vehicles such as the US Alvin and the Russian MIR up to naval diesel-electric submarines. With a few exceptions, all these use electrochemical power sources for propulsion.