New ‘squidbot’ explores coral reefs using jet propulsion

A new robot, created by researchers from University of California San Diego, mimics squids by propelling itself with jets of water that it generates with its flexible elastic body. It is hoped this new design could revolutionise coral reef monitoring. As we seek to better explore our oceans and learn more about the creatures that … More New ‘squidbot’ explores coral reefs using jet propulsion

The ‘Roomba of the sea’ hoovering up invasive lionfish

A new autonomous submersible device from the mind behind the Roomba could do to invasive lionfish what its predecessor does to dirty floors – get rid of them. If successful it could be a major environmental boost to Caribbean coral reefs. In the last couple of decades an invasion of non-native lionfish in the Caribbean … More The ‘Roomba of the sea’ hoovering up invasive lionfish