Crown of Thorns Control Program COTSbot, the world’s first robot 2 months ago   14:38

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Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
As part of National Science Week, we're chatting about our Great Barrier Reef crown-of-thorns starfish control program.

More information about the crown-of-thorns starfish: http://www.gbrmpa.gov.au/about-the-reef/animals/crown-of-thorns-starfish

Learn about the reef: http://www.gbrmpa.gov.au/learn-about-the-reef/resources-by-theme

Reef Beat education series: http://www.gbrmpa.gov.au/learn-about-the-reef/reef-beat-series

Teaching resources: http://www.gbrmpa.gov.au/learn-about-the-reef/resources-by-grade

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COTSbot, the world’s first robot Crown of Thorns Control Program 2 months ago   02:19

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Learn more about the COTSbot: http://ow.ly/WVqMi

QUT roboticists have developed the world's first robot designed to seek out and control the Great Barrier Reef's crown-of-thorns starfish (COTS), which are responsible for an estimated 40 per cent of the reef's total decline in coral cover. The COTSbot completed its first sea trials this week in Queensland's Moreton Bay to test its mechanical parts and navigation system.