In­no­va­tion: Swarm­ing un­der­wa­ter robo­cops

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Next Steps “The abil­ity to take lots of data and un­der­stand the pat­terns with a mo­bile un­der­wa­ter sys­tem is re­ally un­prece­dented,” says John Long, a pro­fes­sor who heads the ro­bot­ics re­search lab at Vas­sar Col­lege. Sch­mickl showed what he calls “very rough” pro­to­types at a Venice expo in the fall and ex­pects to test new mod­els in April. Even­tu­ally, he says, he plans to build ro­bot swarms that can mon­i­tor the oceans or even far­away moons that have wa­ter. � Nick Leiber

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