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There are 12 item(s) tagged with the keyword "Robotics".

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1. Get to know the UK's new polar research ship, the RRS Sir David Attenborough

Once you have set eyes on the RRS Sir David Attenborough, you won't forget her. From rock drills and marine robots to the intriguingly named moon pool, take a closer look at everything the ship has to offer.

Tags: Antarctic, Arctic, Oceans, Robotics, Technology, UK
2. Cliffs, clams and coral reefs: Looking below the sea's surface

The ocean covers more than two thirds of the world, but we have a detailed map of less than 20% of its floor. But slowly, marine geoscientists are filling in the gaps.

Tags: Biodiversity, Mapping, Marine life, Oceans, Reefs, Robotics, Technology, UK
3. Painting underwater pictures with sound

Silent marine robots that record sounds underwater are allowing researchers at the University of East Anglia to listen to the oceans as never before.

Tags: Animals, Antarctic, Marine life, Oceans, Robotics, Technology
4. Our changing Arctic

The Barents Sea is a wild, dark, stormy old ocean. Who would want to be out there on a ship in January?

Tags: Arctic, Ice, Marine life, Microbes, Oceans, Robotics
5. RRS Sir David Attenborough polar research ship one year on

It's exactly a year since NERC launched a campaign to name our new polar research vessel. We take a look at what's happened since RRS Sir David Attenborough was picked.

Tags: Antarctic, Arctic, Marine life, Oceans, Robotics
6. Drones on ice

The Antarctic isn't kind to drones - but it's not easy or cheap for people to work in either, so robots represent a huge scientific opportunity.

Tags: Technology, Antarctic, Oceans, Robotics
7. Gliders on the storm

Marine scientists are a hardy bunch, but even they aren't keen on working amid 60ft waves in the depths of the Atlantic winter. Luckily next-generation ocean robots increasingly mean they don't have to.

Tags: Technology, Robotics, Oceans, Marine life
8. Soaring with the Global Hawk

Last year a new UK-made atmospheric science instrument flew for the first time on NASA's Global Hawk unmanned aircraft.

Tags: Technology, Atmosphere, Climate, Earth observation, Environmental change, Robotics
9. First solid hydrogen drone takes to skies

The first drone powered by solid hydrogen made its maiden flight in February – the fruit of a long-term collaboration between the private sector and scientists at the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS).

Tags: Technology, Oceans, Robotics, Antarctic
10. An eye in the sky

Mapping what lives in the British countryside means spending hours tramping through bogs, up and down hills and through some of our most rugged landscapes. Tom Marshall found out how drones are helping.

Tags: Ecology, Environmental change, Mapping, Robotics, Technology

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