Ep.21 #Smart maritime & fisheries technologies #Ongoing development of marine technologies #Robots for seabed exploration
World Ch. Schedule : WED 07:30 KST
Date : 2021-03-03
On this week’s [#Lab_Tube], we look into the Hazardous and Extreme Environment Robotics Laboratory of POSTECH. They have developed robots that are used in extreme environments which are not accessible to humans, including under the water, volcanic regions or nuclear power plants with a high level of radiation exposure. The research team has focused on developing underwater robots and smart marine systems for the fishing industry. They have developed “Cyclops,” which is an autonomous underwater robot. It is not easily swept by the current and it can move to all directions to film every part of the sea. The research team has successfully realized the precise mapping of the ocean floor, which can divide the geographical features into a unit of 5cm. Moreover, they have developed “Smart Te-Wak,” which can prevent possible accidents that Haenyeo, or Korean female divers might face as well as wireless underwater CCTV which can monitor the farm in real time. We introduce the Hazardous and Extreme Environment Robotics Laboratory of POSTECH, which has led the growth of the domestic marine and fisheries industry.
#POSTECH #Division_of_Advanced_Nuclear_Engineering #Hazardous_and_Extreme_Environment_Robotics_Laboratory #Cyclops #Smart_Te_Wak #fourth_industrial_revolution #BizTechKOREA #ArirangTV
The fourth industrial revolution has also affected the marine field. On this week’s [#BizTech_Brunch], we talk about the ongoing development of marine technologies. The government has unveiled its plan to invest more than 15 million U.S. dollars for five years to develop core equipment for underwater glider, which is a type of autonomous unmanned submarine. Also, the government, companies and local governments have made ceaseless efforts to deal with the marine debris issue. A domestic company has developed an unmanned robot for oil recovery. The robot can absorb the polluted water without being overturned by the wind and waves. And one robot can collect about 100 liters of oil. Therefore, it can decrease the environmental and economic damage. Garorim Bay is located between Seosan and Taean and an ocean park will be established at the bay. It will be the first national ocean park and it is expected to become a hub for the marine eco-tourism. We look into the continuing development of maritime technologies, which have achieved growth along with the Digital New Deal and Green New Deal projects.
#marine_technologies #oil_spills #unmanned_robot #Garorim_Bay #ocean_park #fourth_industrial_revolution #BizTechKOREA #ArirangTV
There are still a lot of unknown secrets about the abundant resources under the sea and marine ecosystems. Therefore, underwater exploration has achieved remarkable growth. On this week’s [#Hash_Tech], we introduce a lot of seabed exploration robots that have made great contributions to the field. Crabster, a lobster-inspired robot, was developed for the exploration of the seabed located in the Southwest regions of the country which have fast-flowing and murky water. As Crabster uses 6 legs, it can explore deeper seafloor. And it provides eco-friendly exploration by preventing disturbance. Aside from relics, there are a lot of mineral resources under the water. Minero was developed to collect manganese nodules, which can be used as an alternative energy source. It collects manganese nodules by exploring the eastern sea area. As it has strengthened durability, it can endure the water pressure of 5,000 meters below the sea. Therefore, it can be used for the exploration of new minerals. We explore the robots for marine exploration, which has achieved continuous growth for the exploration of wider and deeper sea areas.
#marine_ecosystem #maritime_relics #marine_minerals #marine_exploration_robot #underwater_walking_robot #fourth_industrial_revolution #BizTechKOREA #ArirangTV