This robotic eel hunts down the source of water pollution

Check out this cool article by Jasmin Malik Chua for Inhabitat. The article describes a fascinating piece of technology that is being deployed by École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne to assess water borne pollution sources. From her article,

“Lake Geneva’s latest resident—all four feet of it—is neither man nor beast. Dubbed the Envirobot, the critter is a biomimetic robot designed by Swiss researchers to pinpoint the source of pollution in tainted waters. Bereft of fins or propellers, Envirobot slithers through water like an eel, leaving mud and aquatic life undisturbed. Just as stealthily, it uses sensors to gather data from various locations, which it transmits to a remote computer in near-instantaneous fashion.”

Have a read – very cool technology

This robotic “eel” hunts down the source of water pollution

[Via Techcrunch] Source: Inhabitat
Curated by Scott Clazie

Also published on Medium.