Marine Robotics Team
  • The underwater glider built by the Marine Robotics Team
    The underwater glider built by MRT
    Ed Moriarty

The Marine Robotics Team works on underwater robots. Our main project is an underwater glider capable of accurately measuring sea-state and oil concentrations at depth.

Marine Robotics Team At a glance

Number of Members:

24 members in 2015-2016
Team leaders: 
  • Sarah Brennan
  • Elena Byun
  • Tommy Moriarty
  • Jaya Narain
Year began: 
Franz Hover
Ed Moriarty
Recent events:

MRT and Edgerton Instructor Ed Moriarty traveled to Ketchikan, Alaska, in summer of 2012 for the first sea trials of the team’s underwater glider. The team exceeded test requirements by running untethered in 300' of water and cycling down to a depth of 45'. In the fall of 2012 the team traveled to the Naval Surface Warfare Center (Carderock) in Bethesda, Maryland, for further trials of their glider.