Meet the robot submarine that acts as a lionfish predator

MIT Technology Review  June 4, 2019 A non-profit organization has developed a robot submarine called the Guardian LF1 which features eight thrusters, an onboard computer, a camera, and a power source, along with a set of low voltage “stunning panels” and a chamber for storing captured fish. It is controlled from the surface using a tether but includes an autopilot and a computer vision system capable of distinguishing lionfish from other species. The prey, Lionfish, native to the Indo-Pacific Ocean, were introduced to the waters off the US several decades ago and have since spread through the Caribbean and Gulf […]