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The Year of CoCoRo Video #13/52: Lilycam in nature

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29 March 2015



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The EU-funded Collective Cognitive Robotics (CoCoRo) project has built a swarm of 41 autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) that show collective cognition. Throughout 2015 – The Year of CoCoRo – we will be uploading a new weekly video detailing the latest stage in its development. In this video, the Lily robot gives us an underwater view of a fishing pond.

Lily is an autonomously diving robot. After we attached an underwater camera onto it, it became an autonomously driving camera agent. We used this “Lily-Cam” to look into the little fishing ponds that we have at our Zoological Department. The look below the surface offered a fascinating glimpse of the underwater world, including algae forests, fish and other water organisms.

To learn more about the project, see this introductory post, or check out all the videos



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Thomas Schmickl is an Associate Professor at Karl-Franzens University, Graz, Austria, and a lecturer at the University for Applied Sciences in St. Pölten, Austria.
Thomas Schmickl is an Associate Professor at Karl-Franzens University, Graz, Austria, and a lecturer at the University for Applied Sciences in St. Pölten, Austria.





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