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 MontereyBay earlier this year. Expect schools of robot fish and other autonomous marine research devices.
Schools of undersea robots give oceanographers new eyes and ears in the sea
XRAY: A Buoyancy-Driven Underwater Glider
Posted by Steven Lutz