Swarms of pumpkin-like robots could explore and map the oceans

A start-up is developing underwater drones to map the seas.

THE planet’s surface is more than 70 per cent water. Yet we know more about the moon than we do about what’s going on in the deep oceans. A Massachusetts start-up has a ball-sized robot it wants to fix that.

Meet EVE – the Ellipsoidal Vehicle for Exploration – a sensor-studded yellow robot the shape of a pumpkin.

Read the full article in New Scientist.