The Quiet Giant of Asian Robotics: Korea
By John Edwards
May 08, 2014
Another maritime robot project, currently underway at the Urban Robotics Lab of the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, aims to lower the threat created by dangerous and destructive coastal jellyfish. A trio of undersea robots, named the Jellyfish Elimination Robotic Swarm, will work to reduce deadly attacks on humans, fisheries, and even nuclear power plants.
Equipped with GPS technology and cameras to detect jellyfish swarms, the robots travel together on the surface via propulsion motors, scooping up jellyfish in submerged nets. A shredding propeller then turns the creatures into something like… jelly. The researchers hope that the robots can eventually make a substantial dent in the Korean jellyfish population.
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