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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.

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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