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Robot to help reef

A robot submarine able to hunt and kill the predatory crown-of-thorns starfish devastating the Great Barrier Reef was unveiled by Australian researchers on Friday. Scientists at Queensland University of Technology said the robot, named the RangerBot and developed with a grant from Google, would serve as a “robo reef protector” for the vast World Heritage site off Australia’s northeastern coast. The RangerBot has an eight-hour battery life and is equipped with computer vision capabilities.

Source : https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-life/robot-to-help-coral-reef/article24837080.ece

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