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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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Surf Life Savers to Monitor sharks & Swimmers with Small UAVs

Surf Life Savers to Monitor sharks & Swimmers with Small UAVs | Rise of the Drones | Scoop.it

Lifesavers Jack Kelly, Douglas Simpson and Jessica Simpson with the surf drone Technology typically used for military operations could soon be monitoring bathers and sharks off Australian beaches.


The project will test the effectiveness of unmanned flying drones as a surf lifesaving tool. (...)


“This robotic drone program is an exciting innovation,” Surf Life Saving Australia CEO Brett Williamson said.


via Unmanned Systems Technology

Source: The Australian June 4th, 2012

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