Sampriti Bhattacharyya’s Hydroswarm for Underwater Exploration #drone #droneday
This concept has a ton of potential. From techcrunch:
Enter Hydroswarm, created by MIT PHD student Sampriti Bhattacharyya, who pitched the idea on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt SF today after being selected from Hardware Alley.
Hydroswarm is an adaptable, smart drone platform for under water explanation. The platforms works with an autonomous drone which lives underwater, dubbed Eve, which can work with multiple other Eve drones to collect data. Eve could operate as a consumer device, a little like an AirDog drone which follows a diver around, which can also upload data to the cloud once it’s on the surface.
Of course, used en mass in a swarm, the applications for Hydroswarm combined with Eve drones could be huge, from the monitoring in oil and gas industry, to environmental monitoring, to defense applications. There are several billion dollar markets right there.
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