New $7 Million XPRIZE competition seeks to usher in new era of ocean exploration | XPrize

16 December 2015

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The three-year competition includes nine months for team registration, 12 months for initial solution development and 18 months to complete two rounds of testing and judging by an expert panel. In each round, teams will complete a series of tasks, including making a bathymetric map (a map of the sea floor), producing high-resolution images of a specific object, and identifying archeological, biological or geological features. Teams also must show resiliency and durability by proving they can operate their technologies, deployed from the shore or air, at a depth of up to 4,000 meters.

Hallie Siegel robotics editor-at-large
Hallie Siegel robotics editor-at-large

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