Robotic Bubbles Will Explore the Ocean Depths
The sea could use a few more bubbles. Robotic ones. That’s at least the thinking of some folks at the Biodesign Institute of Arizona State University, who have come up with a small, spherical robot that can travel underwater in packs numbering in the hundreds.
The “Sensorbots” would be used for exploring for life at deep-ocean thermal vents and they could also autonomously swarm around sudden events such as earthquakes.