Mapping, Modeling and Moving Icebergs #drone #droneday

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Researchers are using drone technology to get a better handle on the melting icebergs.

Via TechXplore:

Put simply, Singh’s robotic system is just a camera and a sonar sensor mounted on a commercially available, gas-powered kayak. That’s a break from tradition, Singh says, since ocean robots tend to be expensive.

With its camera, the robot takes raw images of the part of the icebergs exposed above the water. The robot then uses those pictures to navigate strategically around the iceberg and help the sonar sensor take high-quality measurements of the submerged ice, which accounts for more than 90 percent of the ice structure.

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