Sunday, November 14, 2010

Underwater Robot Gavia to scan Antarctic waters

Previously we have seen how fish robots were specially built to detect ocean pollution. Well, here’s another robot, called Gavia which also has responsibilities as important as the previous one. Designed by researchers of the University of British Columbia, the robot is to move and scan through unreachable waters of Antarctica to record data that highlight the grave scenario of global warming.
The autonomous robot is equipped with “mapping sonar, a digital camera, current meters, and a slew of sensors” and is scheduled to collect data “below the 330-foot Erebus Glacier Tongue“.

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