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Upside-Down Ocean Drones

The Sea-Eye Can Monitor the Oceans Even When it's Tipped Upside-Down

— May 17, 2014 — Tech
Bad weather can often interfere with the monitoring work conducted by unmanned surface vehicles at sea, which is why scientists at Universiti Malaysia Perlis have come up with the Sea-Eye -- a battery-powered unmanned surface vehicle designed in such a way that it works even if it's toppled upside-down by waves or winds.

The Sea-Eye has two sets of propellers located at the top and bottom. When it flips over, the top propellers automatically switch off and the bottom ones switch on, allowing it to continue its work. The device can be manually remote controlled or operated autonomously using GPS.

The Sea-Eye is also equipped with on-board solar panels, allowing it to generate power to recharge its batteries.
Trend Themes
1. Upside-down Ocean Drones - Upside-down design and autonomous capabilities in ocean drones for resilient sea monitoring.
2. Dual-propulsion Technology - Utilizing dual-propulsion technology for enhanced resilience and functionality in unmanned sea vehicles.
3. Solar-powered Drones - Solar-powered drones for long-lasting and sustainable operation in remote marine environments.
Industry Implications
1. Marine Research - The Sea-Eye demonstrates potential use for marine research, particularly in harsh weather conditions.
2. Oil and Gas - The oil and gas industry could utilize the Sea-Eye for monitoring and inspection purposes in offshore operations.
3. Green Energy - Companies in the green energy sector can explore the use of solar-powered drones for offshore monitoring and environmental surveys.
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