Un­der­wa­ter AI drone hunts li­on­fish

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Stu­dents at Worces­ter Polytech­nic In­sti­tute are work­ing on an un­der­wa­ter ter­mi­na­tor drone that has been built to hunt down an in­va­sive species of li­on­fish along Florida’s At­lantic coast and ex­ter­mi­nate it. Gen­er­ally speak­ing, treat­ing the un­der­ly­ing eco­log­i­cal cause of the ex­pan­sion of an in­va­sive aquatic species is a bet­ter long-term so­lu­tion, but a sub­ma­rine that can au­tonomously lo­cate and iden­tify a tar­get fish species is an in­no­va­tive piece of tech­nol­ogy. While this project is still in its early days, it could have broader (less mor­bid) ap­pli­ca­tions for aquatic ecol­ogy.

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