Meet the aquaculture industry's new maintenance bot (Video)
The core task at hand during the research project has been to make the vehicle autonomous
The following is an excerpt from an article published by phys.org:This ROV can fully operate on its own, and follow along with fish's behavior and health with its Argus eyes—all while keeping a safe distance. It even inspects the technical standard of the enclosure while it's at it.
Fish farming is an important source of food, all across the world. But the industry is known for challenges related to safety, both in the form of frequent field accidents, and fish that escape the enclosure. Farmed fish on the loose and the resulting spread of unwanted gene material to vulnerable wild salmon flocks is a known problem. In addition, the aquaculture industry today has little access to customized systems that can operate autonomously, survey the enclosure and simultaneously collect impo...