JPL Scientists Work on Artificial Intelligence for ‘Sea Drones’


From Pasadena Now:

“A team of researchers at Pasadena’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena are experimenting with robotic submersibles and trying to develop artificial intelligence that may help these instruments track signs of life below the waves.

The effort is not just for the benefit of understanding Earth’s marine environment; the team hopes this artificial intelligence will someday be used to explore the icy oceans believed to exist on moons like Europa, the smallest of four small Galilean moons orbiting Jupiter. These oceans are thought to be some of the most likely places to host life in the outer solar system.

In a recent trip, the team used a fleet of six coordinated drones to study the features of Monterey Bay.”


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