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Ocean Observation: Gliders, Buoys & Sub-Surface Networks

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Ocean Observation

Machines Infused with AI that Fly, Swarm and Dive

Can mimicking insect behavior provide a way to map the ocean ? oor? Can robotic-controlled ? ying and diving drones be both bird-like and ? sh-like in the race to explore the ocean depths? The Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE has inspired a number of teams to explore.

By Dr. Jyotika I. Virmani

Senior Director, Planet & Environment, XPRIZE; with contributions from the XPRIZE teams

September 2017

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