Myrtha "Tech Tank" at Yale University

Yale University has unveiled its innovative “Tech Tank,” a massive 20,000-gallon Myrtha tank designed to facilitate precise and controlled testing of robotics and other marine-based technologies. This state-of-the-art facility provides an ideal environment for researchers to conduct rigorous experiments and simulations, contributing to advancements in the field.

The new Myrtha tank includes a wave generator, a movable mesh ramp, and climate control. It measures 40 feet in length, 10 feet in width, and has a water depth of six feet.

Managed by the Yale School of Engineering & Applied Science, the tank is not limited to a single field. It is open to researchers from all disciplines, both at Yale and beyond. This interdisciplinary approach is the latest development in Yale Engineering’s commitment to robotics, an initiative that has doubled the number of faculty focusing on robotics at the school.

The field of robotics is poised to impact nearly every facet of life, from health care to transportation to manufacturing,” said Yale Engineering Dean Jeffrey Brock. “We need every resource that will allow us to prepare and optimize for all the ways that robots can assist humans, whether it’s on land or in water, indoor or outdoor. The Tech Tank is a big step toward achieving that goal.