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Ocean Observation: Gliders, Buoys & Sub-Surface Networks
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
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