Amy Kukulya is a leader in development and operations of autonomous underwater systems (AUVs) and their capabilities at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, specializing in scientific applications. She is a Principal Investigator and Expedition Leader and recently launched a new lab called Scibotics. Some current Projects include SharkCam, TurtleCam, under-ice rapid response, developing tags in [email protected]
and over-the-horizon shipless operations for a variety of climate studies. Working with robots has brought her from the Arctic to Antarctica. Her technical skills include configuration and operations of AUV systems, including navigation, imaging capabilities and new sensor development. She has either led or participated in over 95 oceanographic expeditions to date. Apart from her technical skills, she is passionate about promoting education/outreach initiatives. She is the lead developer of SharkCam as featured on Shark Week. Her work has also been featured on several Discovery Channel and PBS productions as well as the Boston Globe, Washington Post and National Geographic Magazine.