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Investigating the future of unmanned aerial vehicles.
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Swimming robot reaches Australia

Swimming robot reaches Australia | Rise of the Drones | Scoop.it
A marine robot has completed a record-breaking 9,000 nautical mile (16,668km) trip across the Pacific Ocean.

BBC
05 Dec 2012
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The robot was gathering data about phytoplankton, both as a food source for other sea life, as well as a carbon sink. It is said to provide greater detail than satellite data.  


The PacX Wave Glider is manufactured by Liquid Robotics, a US based company. 

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Robocod: Homeland Security adds underwater drones to their arsenal with robots based on fish

Robocod: Homeland Security adds underwater drones to their arsenal with robots based on fish | Rise of the Drones | Scoop.it

The BioSwimmer robot, being developed by Boston Engineering Corporation, has been designed to patrol coastal areas and search flooded parts of ships.


The new robot, named BioSwimmer, is actually based not on a cod but a tuna which is said to have the ideal natural shape for an unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV). (...)


BioSwimmer uses the latest battery technology for long-duration operation and boasts an array of navigation, sensor processing, and communications equipment designed for constricted spaces.

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Conserve and protect : Scoping the seas


Also see The PacX Wave Glider 

An exception to "Airbourne" is "Oceanic"


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