Gallery: Brooklyn Atlantis Underwater Robot Will Probe the Polluted Gow...

A group of citizen scientists will soon be taking a closer look at Brooklyn’s heavily polluted Gowanus Canal using an underwater robot. NYU-Poly associate professor Mauirizio Porfiri and Oded Nov are launching the Brooklyn Atlantis 1, a robot that will probe the depths of the canal. Along with some other human volunteers, the robot will monitor pollution and plant and marine life as the Gowanus undergoes a heavy-duty clean-up.

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