An instrument-laden submersible reveals where—and how rapidly—the Antarctic glacier is melting.
El Proyecto Recover usa vehículos autónomos submarinos para identificar, acceder, y captar imágenes de sitios difíciles de alcanzar con restos de la Segunda Guerra Mundial, cerca de las Islas Marianas del Norte.
Project Recover used autonomous underwater vehicles to identify, access, and image hard-to-reach World War II wreckage sites near the Northern Mariana Islands.
By navigating under dense vegetation, an innovative robot could significantly reduce the monetary, environmental, and human cost of demining Cambodia.
Aerobots could help reveal secrets of Earth’s mysterious twin planet.
Four-legged, autonomous robots known as “Mars Dogs” will explore previously inaccessible caves to look for signs of life and potential locations for future human colonies.
Terrestrial caves offer scientific and engineering insights and serve as testing grounds for future forays by humans and robots into caves on other worlds.
Forecasts of carbonate chemistry in coastal ecosystems determined from seasonal robotic measurements can improve fisheries management and help mitigate short-term ocean acidification events.
From exploring flooded sites to providing alerts, use of robotics aims to “increase the arsenal of tools that can help miners work more safely and efficiently.”
A robot that can inch up icy surfaces may help scientists reach new heights in some of Earth’s most dangerous and remote landscapes.