Friday, March 20, 2009


Photo: Reuters

[The robotic fish] will be able to detect changes in environmental conditions in the port and pick up on early signs of pollution spreading, for example by locating a small leak in a vessel. The hope is that this will prevent potentially hazardous discharges at sea, as the leak would undoubtedly get worse over time if not located.

Professor Huosheng Hu of Essex university in the Financial Times speaking of self-piloting robotic fish that will be released into the waters of the port of Gijon to monitor conditions and report back to their base station via Wifi.

Reuters also reported the story »


patrick said...

I photographed an event for Michigan State University's College of Engineering last year in which they discussed this very thing.... very cool technology.

I, Rodius said...

That is pretty cool. What happens when it gets eaten?

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