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Two Robot Minds Are Better Than One

The European Grex project is developing a team of submarine robots to help scientists discover mysteries of the deep.

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This teamwork will be useful in many deep sea situations, whether it be a biological study or fixing a major oil leak.

Sometimes deep sea explorations are just too much for one robot to handle. That is why European scientists developed a new software that will allow multiple underwater vehicles to work together as a team.

These submarine vehicles are unmanned will be controlled by signals from a mother ship, which may be miles away. Each will receive its own set of directions, and together they will work to complete a mission as a team.

This teamwork will be useful in many deep sea situations, whether it be a biological study or fixing a major oil leak.

Read More:

  • Coming Soon: European-Designed Robotic Underwater Vehicles That Can Work in Teams (PopSci)
  • The European R&D-Project GREX (IFAC)
Molly Plunkett

is a journalism student at Indiana University and an online producer for A Moment of Science. She is originally from Wheaton, IL.

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