The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef located on the northeastern coast of Australia with a length of 2,000 km. It is famous for its scuba diving attractions and is also listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. But now the starfish says that this coral reef is in a dying state.
Of course starfish also have nemesis. It is a seashell that takes starfish as a prey. However, in this area, the seas have decreased and the starfish have been breeding in large quantities. COTSbot (Crown-Of-Thorns-Starfish Robot), a starfish-borne robot created by the University of Queensland in 2015, The robot detects the starfish with 99% accuracy and kills it by injecting a chemical mixture on the surface.
When the robot finds a starfish, it stabs the needles slowly. In addition to the robot, the team also developed RangerBot, a robot for ocean surveillance, to control not only the number of starfish but also the health and growth of coral reefs. The Ranger bot is 15kg in length and 75cm in length and can be submerged for 8 hours a day. Pilots use the tablet to remotely control it, so it is easy to use and it takes 15 minutes to learn all. The focus is on simplifying the UI as much as possible. For more information, please click here.