SHOAL, A Fish Robot That Detects Pollution

SHOAL Robotic Fish

SHOAL is an autonomous robotic fish that detects water pollution in harbors. The robot patrols the harbor searching for pollutants, communicating with fellow SHOAL robots and a base station. When the robot detects a pollutant, it uses artificial intelligence to track the pollutant down to the source to allow an immediate response by authorities (traditional water sampling and lab testing takes weeks to spark a response). SHOAL robots are currently being tested in the Port of Gijon in Spain.

SHOAL is a collaboration between BMT Group, University of Essex, Tyndall National Institute, University of Strathclyde, Thales Safare, and the Port Authority of Gijon.

E.D.W. Lynch
E.D.W. Lynch

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