25% of all marine species live in coral reefs whereas coral reefs represent only a small fraction of the ocean. Within the last 30 years half of all corals have died already. However, there are selective measures in restoring coral reefs by cultivating and eventually statically outplanting them on reefs. Yet, in order to do so the corals as well as the reefs have to be measured by divers in a time-consuming process.
Our goal is to build a small and highly agile submersible that makes it possible to scan entire coral reefs. Additionally it should provide an intuitive way to explore foreign waters without any prior technical knowledge. Thereby Scubo is to be the first robot which meets the needs of the research as well as entertainment sectors.
We are confident that Scubo has great potential for the future. Since every necessary sensor is already implemented, Scubo can be programmed to scan a coral reef or any other place fully autonomous. Telepresence could be used in many aquariums or in the sea for entertainment. Because of the module ports different kinds of sensors and devices can be connected and used, for example to generate a geographical map of the sea floor or to inspect boats.
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