The BRIDGES robot glider is Europe's first ever ultra-deep-sea robot glider. Developed by the UK's National Oceanography Centre, this craft will be capable of reaching 75 percent of the world's oceans, and will be able to access depths of up to 5 kilometers.
The robot will be equipped with special operations and communications systems that will make it stable, robust and easy to use. It will also be capable of carrying out autonomous operations.
The BRIDGE robot glider's final tests are scheduled for September 2019 off the coast of Ireland. The contraption's development could have some pretty wide applications. Project leader Dr. Mario Brito says that " the range of sensors this glider can carry makes it well suited to a wide range of applications, both within research and industry."
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