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Sea Pollution Fought By Robotic Buoy

Posted on August 4, 2008 by , with 17901 views

Sea Pollution Fought By Robotic Buoy

Osaka University have engineered a sophisticated new robotic buoy which aims to minimise sea pollution. The robot aims to reduce oil spillages aboard oil tankers. The prototype, termed SOTAB (Spilled Oil Tracking Autonomous Buoy), is a 110Kg GPS-enabled robot which measures 2.7m in length and 27cm in diameter. The concept allows the robot to be dropped into the sea automatically when an oil spillage occurs. Unfortunately the robotic buoys will not be instilled for a further three years, as it will take that duration of time to develop them from the labs into productive use.

Naomi Kato, professor of Submersible Robotic Engineering in the department of Naval Architecture, developed the system and has described it as able to "conduct education and research on underwater robotics, biomechanics on aquatic animals and its application to engineering, computational hydrodynamics of viscous flow fields.

In layman's terms this essentially translates into the fact that the buoy can monitor the oil flow by day or night via four highly sensitive cameras designed to pick up on black shadows caused by oil leaks. The robot will stay submerged at 10metres, and during the night its lights will be turned on to offer 24 hour monitoring.

The buoy will record speed of the current, water temperature, wind direction and velocity which will be computed and humans will be informed of the extent of the leak and which direction and how fast the leak is spreading. Sounds like a great idea, and will definitely be put into good use in three years time. It's just a shame it has taken so long for such a product to be engineered.

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Good it is helpful to us

Submitted by abhinav

Good

Submitted by abhinav

Zarezs looking forward to reading more. Great post.really looking forward to read more. Will read on...

Submitted by crork

Interesting talaga yan...\\\ :p

Submitted by molins

This is a nice material for projects.

Submitted by sabina

Very nice invention

environmental friendly :d

Submitted by chisai

Wow, this seems like a nice invention!!! :d

Submitted by Hi hi

...it's so nice...'coz it can help us to clean our environment... :p :d ;)

Submitted by cutie

Jed and go, ano n nhanap niyo.

Submitted by QUONIXXX28

Nce pede n to I discuss sa klase nayahaha:)

Submitted by ruSseLL~

Nce pede n to I discuss sa klase nayahaha:)

Submitted by ruSseLL~

Your message here..its a great invention.

Submitted by adrian.sar

Nauna ako walang aagaw ha :d

Submitted by Bords

Nauna ako walang aagaw ha :d

Submitted by Bords

Amazing!!!wat will be d next? :lol: :p

Submitted by crush

Pasok mga classmate? Hehehe

Submitted by mr.crazy

Lovely :? :oops: :roll: :( :? :oops: :lol: :( :lol: ;) :p :p :) :lol: :oops: :oops: 8) :? :lol: :( :roll: :)

Submitted by mridul

:d :lol: you know what? I report this to my classmates..its so very useful to the mother earth.

Submitted by gaguismich

Wow ang galing nman.. Job well done.. Two thumbs up guyz..
;)

Submitted by monchi

Ang ganda ng invention nyo......napaka useful to the mother earth...............

Submitted by caroline

Hahahaha I love it, I love this earth and I think this will improve on prevting more deaths of sea animals.

Submitted by koooo

Kelan b ito nadscovered

Submitted by dimple

Kelan b ito nadscovered

Submitted by dimple

Kelan b ito nadscovered

Submitted by dimple

Amazing! This technology helps our environment!sana yan ang magamit sa romblon!

Submitted by Jade

I agree why is it only for water pollution and can't it harm aquatic sea life?

Submitted by loler

Hi people in mr. Semples class. :d

Submitted by Brie

Oh my goodness what is that! :oops:

Submitted by Brie

Ur so great....continue ur good job :d

Submitted by pamela

Oh...so nice,,,,,i use this in my project,,, :lol:

Submitted by pamela

Can give the advantage and disadvantages of this robot?

Submitted by make

:p it is very useful one
:)

Submitted by rima

Wow cooooooooool invention..... Good job...... ;) ;) ;)

Submitted by praveen

Ang ganda niya nakakabighani at nakakalutang pa grabe!!!

Submitted by kelly stev

Ang ganda niya nakakabighani at nakakalutang pa grabe!!!

Submitted by kelly stev

Your inventions are nice this is related to science 8) :d :roll: ;)

Submitted by Sophia Cor

What are the advantage and disadvantage? ;)

Submitted by claugine

I like this so much ang ganda nya at nakakatulaong pa sya! :p

Submitted by ellaine

This a really good idea since there is alot of oil tankers out there. It will help keep the fish protected. I like tuna!!!!eat em up! Fish heads uhm!!!!

Submitted by John Warde

This a really good idea since there is alot of oil tankers out there. It will help keep the fish protected. I like tuna!!!!

Submitted by John Warde

.wat is da purp0se of dat new inventi0n.???

Submitted by dark_assas

Hehehehehe .... Ang ganda ..... :d :d :d :d :d :d :d :d

Submitted by Anonymous

Its a big help 4 my project in a.p.. From dis im xre I get a prfect score..tnx robotic bouy.! :lol: ;)

Submitted by chever

This technology was very awesome. It gives a big help to our environment and reduce pollutions. This technology must be establish in the whole world.

Submitted by Rickronos

:d I like ur latest gadget can you please make a big pic.of that invention bec.i cant see 8 clearly....... :(

Submitted by diana

I need more details regarding this topic...... Its very interesting!!!

Submitted by shivani

How do you call this machine??..

Submitted by Anonymous

We might need 1 ov thoz 4 mah pool :lol: :d jk! :lol: :lol:

Submitted by bob

I wud juz lyk 2 thank d technology its do usefull to human beings but V shud not only depend on these we shud also try 2 save the resources 4 d future generations.. :d

Submitted by kinjal

Nice...! Great help! How much is that?hahaha :roll:

Submitted by pretty_ain

Why is it only for sea pollution? Why not for air pollution also?

Submitted by Krishanu

Great help to save aquatic life

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