Vickie, John, Kristof, Chris, and Bill inspect ARTEMIS. (photo: Peter Kimball)
We opened up the ARTEMIS crate today and and performed a visual inspection of the robot. All in all, ARTEMIS seems to have traveled very well (thanks to all the cargo folks here and in the US!). We learned about a few issues that we’ll need to address before ARTEMIS goes in the water, and we also got a feel for what things we might be able to access for testing while ARTEMIS is in its temporary home in the SPOT shop. Speaking of SPOT, we owe that team enormous thanks for letting us store and access ARTEMIS in their shop until the bot house is completed at our field site – they have been very gracious to us.
Bill, John, and Kristof consider options for accessing ARTEMIS sensors for pre-dive testing. (photo: Peter Kimball)
John looks for anything amiss on the underside of ARTEMIS. (photo: Peter Kimball)
ARTEMIS sits warm and dry in the SPOT shop until the bot house is constructed at our field site. (photo: Peter Kimball)
Reporting by Peter Kimball