Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (image) Office of Naval Research Caption The Office of Naval Research conducts Autonomous Underwater Vehicleoperations aboard the USNS Sioux off of San Clemente Island in the Pacific Ocean in September 2010. Recently ONR-sponsored scientists completed sea tests of new control software that makes underwater robotic vehicles smarter at autonomously surveying large swaths of ocean. Credit US Navy photo by John F. Williams/Released Usage Restrictions None Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.