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Robots to Study the Hudson River

Posted 8 May 2003 at 16:55 UTC by steve Share This

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, has announced a new five year study of the nutrients and contaminants entering the Atlantic Ocean from the Hudson river. Rutgers Gliders or other AUVs are likely to take part in the study. Gliders move up and down in the water by changing buoyancy and use airplane-like wings to maneuver. The study has been dubbed "Lagrangian Transport and Transformation Experiment" or LATTE, an appropriate name, since the study will use caffeine entering the river from sewers in addition to the usual dyes introduced by the researchers to track the flow of water.

Preliminary results are in!, posted 8 May 2003 at 21:51 UTC by The Swirling Brain » (Master)

Preliminary results from the study finds conclusively that dyes, caffein as well as tiny glider robots contaminated the Atlantic Ocean and the Hudson river. :-P

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