This Navy Surveillance Robot Looks Exactly Like a Shark
Don’t worry, citizens of Amity, this isn’t what it looks like. This five-foot, 100-pound "fish" won’t be eating anyone anytime soon. But it might be videotaping you while you swim. It’s called GhostSwimmer, and it’s the U.S. Navy’s latest underwater surveillance technology that looks, swims, and acts just like a shark. Using its tail for propulsion, the unmanned sub can operate in water as shallow as 10 inches, or as deep as 300 feet. RELATED: See Photos of the Seabreacher Personal Submarine
Developed by Advanced Systems Group at Boston Engineering, GhostSwimmer could replace sea lions and bottlenose dolphins that the Navy currently trains in underwater reconnaissance and surveillance missions. Like its marine mammal companions, this new robot can even swim independently, surfacing periodically to communicate what it finds.
Last week, the Navy wrapped up some final testing of GhostSwimmer before they decide what to do with it. No word on how much it costs to develop nor when it will be deployed, but it looks like some sea lions might be out of a job in the near future.
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