MSEAS research on the development of methodologies to determine and optimize path planning for automated underwater vehicles (AUVs) was highlighted on the front page of the MIT web site on Thursday 8 March 2012. The system can provide paths optimized either for the shortest travel time or for the minimum use of energy, or to maximize the collection of data that is considered most important. The development team included mechanical engineering graduate students Tapovan Lolla and Mattheus Ueckermann SM ’09, Konuralp Yigit SM ’11, and research scientists Patrick Haley and Wayne Leslie. The work was funded by the Office of Naval Research and by the MIT Sea Grant College Program. The full article can be found here.