Fit for porpoise: Scots boffins trial robot dolphins to combat Russian cable-cutters

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Artificial “dolphins” developed by Scottish scientists are to be trialled in UK waters to protect the country’s communications and power supply from sabotage and stormy seas.

Period24 Dec 2017

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  • TitleFit for porpoise: Scots boffins trial robot dolphins to combat Russian cable-cutters
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletThe Times
    Media typePrint
    Duration/Length/Size1/2 page of broadsheet newspaper
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date24/12/17
    DescriptionArtificial “dolphins” developed by Scottish scientists are to be trialled in UK waters to protect the country’s communications and power supply from sabotage and stormy seas.

    Special sensors — based on dolphins’ natural sonar — have been fitted to mobile aquatic robots and used successfully to detect faults in underwater cables in an inland Scottish loch.
    Producer/AuthorJulia Horton
    URLhttps://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/scotland/fit-for-porpoise-scots-boffins-trial-robot-dolphins-to-combat-russian-cable-cutters-nghtvhz07
    PersonsDavid Flynn

Keywords

  • subsea
  • robotics
  • infrastructure
  • sensors