UNH Ocean Seminar

Connecting Sea and Shore: Development of a Teleoperation Framework Using the Hybrid ROV NUI

Dr. Allisa Dalpe
Research Engineer

Deep Submergence Laboratory

Friday, Nov. 4, 2022, 3:10pm
Chase 105

After an introduction to the Deep Submergence Laboratory (DSL) at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), this talk will focus on two technology demonstrations performed on E/V Nautilus with hybrid ROV NUI. Emphasis will be placed on one objective of the demonstrations, referred to as teleoperations, which involves transitioning at-sea work to shore to enable a new concept of operations for multi-vehicle distributed missions. With a goal to support and facilitate increased efficiency and access to ocean exploration, initial steps and development will be discussed in addition to the challenges and requirements identified for future work.


Dr. Allisa Dalpe is currently a Research Engineer in the Deep Submergence Laboratory at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. She graduated from the University of New Hampshire with her PhD in Ocean Engineering in 2021. Dr. Dalpe received her B.A. in Physics from Connecticut College in 2016. Her dissertation work spanned the research areas of autonomous decision-making, mission planning, path-planning, and test and evaluation methods for autonomous systems. Since beginning at WHOI, she has worked with deep-sea vehicles Nereid Under Ice (NUI), Sentry, and Alvin providing at-sea operational support. While on shore, she is involved with the development of robotics software and simulation tools for these vehicles in addition to modeling and simulation of fiber optic tether for subsea applications.