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