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Robot starfish killer to protect Great Barrier Reef – The National

‘RangerBot’ submersible was developed by Queensland University of Technology

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Australian researchers have developed a robot submarine able to hunt and kill the predatory crown-of-thorns starfish devastating the Great Barrier Reef.
The robot, named the RangerBot and developed with a grant from Google, would serve as a “robo reef protector” for the vast World Heritage site off Australia’s north-eastern coast, scientists at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) said.
The RangerBot has an eight-hour battery life and computer vision capabilities allowing it to monitor an…

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