Category POLLUTION

ROBOTIC FISH HUNTS DOWN RIVER POLLUTION SOURCES IN VIDEO

 RIVER POLLUTION ROBOT SEEKS OUT CAUSES & CULPRITS-CLICK ‘READ MORE’ TO SEE VIDEO

A new species of robot fish has been spotted in the Kalamazoo River in the state of Michigan, where more than a million gallons of oil spilled in July 2010. Developed primarily by Xiaobo Tan, an associate professor at Michigan State University (MSU), the robot’s sensors detected crude oil at various sites along the river.

Grace (Gliding Robot ACE) differs significantly from this prototype we covered back in 2009, which was based on the yellow perch. It may look more like a torpedo than the catch of the day, sporting a sub-like hull and a pair of huge wings, but that’s intentional. The wings help it to conserve energy by gliding for long periods of time.
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