HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
News
Mechatronics

Underwater Robot Tracks Sand Tiger Sharks

NO RATINGS
View Comments: Newest First|Oldest First|Threaded View
<<  <  Page 2/2
naperlou
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Social sharks
naperlou   11/2/2012 11:12:25 AM
NO RATINGS
akwaman, I was just being facetious, and I fully agree with you.  It would be really useful.

Elizabeth M
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Not quite so exotic
Elizabeth M   11/2/2012 10:43:18 AM
NO RATINGS
Good memory, Rob! Yes, this does work, and in the future this will really give marine biologists a weapon to keep track of a number of sea creatures, sharks, of course, among them. But imagine the possibilities for tracking other types of fish and observing migration paths, depletion of fish in overfished areas and other patterns of behavior. Long-term these types of robots could prove to be valuable ecological and even economical tools. There also could be other applications for a wireless network in the sea.

akwaman
User Rank
Gold
Re: Social sharks
akwaman   11/2/2012 10:02:30 AM
NO RATINGS
That is funny, naperlou, but seriously, the implications of turning these tags into a network is a great idea.  If the connections between enough sea creatures were initiated, a real-time 3D view of the enviromment and creature interaction could be invaluable for understanding the interrelationships of sea dwelling creatures, and their migration patterns.  This could also give early warning to adverse environmental conditions.

Rob Spiegel
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Not quite so exotic
Rob Spiegel   11/1/2012 7:51:37 PM
NO RATINGS
Chuck, as you probably remember, Elizabeth did a story about great white tracking in the Pacific off San Francisco. If it works, it could be helpful on the East Coast. That is, if they could tag every great white.

Charles Murray
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Not quite so exotic
Charles Murray   11/1/2012 6:59:56 PM
NO RATINGS
It would be nice if OTIS could track some of the great whites that spotted on the East Coast this past summer. It's certainly better than a guy with binoculars standing in a shark tower.

Rob Spiegel
User Rank
Blogger
Not quite so exotic
Rob Spiegel   11/1/2012 12:52:00 PM
NO RATINGS
Nice article, Ann. Compared with the robots you've been covering, this one is a bit less exotic. But still cool. 

naperlou
User Rank
Blogger
Social sharks
naperlou   11/1/2012 11:04:13 AM
NO RATINGS
Ann, if this is like a social network for sharks, the next step is letting them communicate with each other.  With all the advances in robotics that should be something that is being researched.  Then, Facebook could sell ads to them.

Mydesign
User Rank
Platinum
Real time motion study
Mydesign   11/1/2012 7:16:56 AM
NO RATINGS
1 saves
Ann, such real time tracing technologies will help to identify the moving pattern of shark. Moreover I think a small modification in the system may help to extend the study to other underwater specious too.  but am not clear how long (range) the signals can be transmitted through under water, which can disintegrate on long distance under the acoustics  conditions.

<<  <  Page 2/2
Partner Zone
Latest Analysis
Just how far has handheld gaming technology come? Let's take a look inside the Nintendo 3DS XL and find out.
Design, simulation, manufacturability, and prototyping: All of these phases are being pushed forward and progressively by underlying technologies.
Wal-Mart will hold its second Made in the USA Open Call July 7-8, at its headquarters in Bentonville, Ark. The event will be a repeat effort by the world’s biggest seller of consumer goods to increase the amount of US-made products it sells in Wal-Mart stores, in Sam’s Club members-only wholesale outlets, and on walmart.com.
From design feasibility, to development, to production, having the right information to make good decisions can ultimately keep a product from failing validation. The key is highly focused information that doesn’t come from conventional, statistics-based tests but from accelerated stress testing.
There’s a good chance that a few of the things mentioned here won't fully come to fruition in 2015 but rather much later down the line. However, as Malcolm X once said, "The future belongs to those who prepare for it today."
More:Blogs|News
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Jul 6 - 10, Building Raspberry Pi Controllers with Python
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6 |  7


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2015 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service