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

March 29, 2015

TYOC 13 52 Lilycam in Nature   YouTube

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

Thomas Schmickl
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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.

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