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The 'SwarmDiver' Robots Can Navigate Water Bodies in Groups

 - Apr 9, 2018
References: aquabotix & stockhead.au
Massachusetts-based smart technology company Aquabotic has unveiled an innovative new range of swimming robots, dubbed SwarmDivers, that are designed to move around in underwater schools much like groups of fish and other marine creatures do.

These synchronized swimming robots are highly compact, measuring in at only 75 centimeters in length and weighing less than two kilograms, allowing them to be moved around via miniature propellers. What's unique about these robots is that a single human operator can control the entire fleet of SwarmDivers, a feat that is made possible by the robots using special algorithms and sensors to stay in sync with each other.

A great example of biomimicry applied to robotics, these synchronized swimming robots offer a variety of applications in scientific research, environmental monitoring and defense.