The dawn of a new age of undersea research


Image credit University of Washington

Didn’t Batman have one of these? I want one for Christmas. With a wingspan 20 feet across the XRay autonomously glides through the water collecting data for scientific modeling of oceanographic systems. The XRay was tested in Monterey Bay earlier this year. Expect schools of robot fish and other autonomous marine research devices.

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