`AQUA' - Australian Quester for Undewater Autonomy
`AQUA-ist' - Australian Quick (intelligent) Underwater ANU vehicle
`ARES' - [ANU|Australian] Robotic Exploratory Submersible
`ARSE ' - [ANU|Australian] Robotic Submersible Explorer
`AURA' - [ANU|Australian] Underwater Robotic Automaton
`AURAE ' - [ANU|Australian] Underwater Robotic Autonomous Explorer
`AUSBOT' - AUtonomous Submersible roBOT
`Berley' - very Australian fish attractant or, equivalently, to get seasick both feed the fish
`BUNYIP' - Bionic Underwater Navigating Yellow Itinerant Pereginator
`Bunyun' - aboriginal word for frog
`Burban' - has a nice ring to it and sounds much better than it purports to be. (sub-burban)
`Chunder' - researCH UNDERwater
`Duckbill I' - a royal name!
`Dunny' - Developed by the aUstraliaN National UniversitY`
`EARS' - Exploratory Autonomous Robotic Submersible
`Esfa' - say "S for" submarine
`Feo' - as in iron oxide [not quite]
`Kambara' - aboriginal word for crocodile
`Kena' - aboriginal word for fresh water crocodile
`Liminal' - perhaps not subliminal enough
`MATHILDA' - Mechanical Autonomous Tank Immersible Lewd Dunking Apparatus
`MAUDE' - Mobile Autonomous Underwater DEvice
`mAUVe submarine' - You'll have to paint it mauve (-:
`MEATPIE' - Marine Engine for Automated Thoroughfare of Pretty Interesting Environments
`nAUVtilus' - with apologies to Jules Verne as in "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea"
`OARS' - Observant Autonomous Robotic Submersible
`Pikuwa' - aboriginal word for salt water crocodile
`ROSE' - Robotic Observant Submersible Explorer
`SEAR' - Submersible Exploratory Autonomous Robot
`Servient' - geeky man-over-machine stuff. (sub-servient)
`Selleys' - popular brand of waterproof sealant
`SKIPPEE' - Submersible Kraft for Intelligent Perusal of Pretty Excellent Environments
`SMEAR' - SubMersible Exploratory Autonomous Robot
`Streuth' - obviously an acronym is subsequently needed like `auSTRalian nEUtrally-bouyant baTHyscaphe'
`Sub version 1' - New university freshman subject in Political Science
`Syd' - the olympic mascot, but this might incur royalties. "Syd" could be used just as a nickname
`Tambreet' - native name of the duckbilled platypus
`Terfuge' could work. (sub-terfuge)
`The Spider' - is not so original Australian, however, spiders are quite known here in Australia. It has a structure that can "look" like a spider and it move around everywhere and get into difficult places .
`Titania' - as in Shakespeare's Oberon and Titania from A Midsummer Night's Dream. ANU's submersible's twin at Sydney Universtiy is called 'Oberon'
`U-beauty' - as in U-boat but Aussie
`U-bastard' - same idea but not as obviously feminine as U-beauty
`VEGEMITE' - Very Excellent Gizmo Enabling Mobile Immersed Tank Exploration
`Vert' - since (as everyone knows) the French version of the Beatles' song `Yellow Submarine' is `Le sous-marin vert' (`Green submarine' to anglophones). `Vert' is French for `green'. (sub-vert)
`XXXX' - Is it yellow and cylindrical? Distinctily Austarlian?
`YOBBO' - Yellow Observing Big Bionic Object
`Yuke' -aboriginal word for boat