Most Awesome Robots of 2012

Underwater Robot Maps Antarctic Ice in 3D

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3d mapping robot

credit: AUV team/Australian Antarctic Division

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Robots are one of the only ways we can get a real sense of what's going on under sea ice, an area of study important for climate change. Megan writes, "Australian researchers are using an AUV to map the underside of Antarctic ice while helicopters are doing 3D mapping from above. This project will allow researchers to go beyond the satellite measurements of ice cover and give a more detailed picture of the ice and how it is changing."

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