Great white shark attacks autonomous tracking robot on camera

Jun 23rd, 2014
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Developed by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution’s Oceanographic Systems Laboratory, the vision-enabled autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) known as “SharkCam” is equipped with six GoPro cameras that provide a 360° field of view, as well as an acoustic communication system, modem, and transducer, which allows it to communicate with scientists on the surface. It is programmed to follow signals emitted from transponders previously attached to sharks. Until recently, the SharkCam device had never been attacked by sharks. >>>Read more.



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