Faculty Advisor

Hanlan, James P.

Faculty Advisor

McCauley, Stephen M.

Project Center

Washington, DC


This project is intended to provide a market assessment of the emerging industry of hull cleaning robots to help the United States Coast Guard with their mission of reducing the spread of non-indigenous marine species. We researched the feasibility of these technologies that stakeholders need to be aware of, including the regulations and state of the market. The project resulted in a comprehensive list of every hull cleaner that we were able to identify and their functionality along with design parameters.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2016

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs