David Fries

University of South Florida
National Science Foundation

For years, University of South Florida marine scientists have relied on bright yellow underwater vehicles to patrol the Gulf of Mexico and report back to them important information on water conditions. But none of these space-age vehicles have made quite the splash as the newest member of the team: @Tavros02.  Not only can this robot independently analyze what it is finding in the water’s depths, it is capable of using Twitter to report back what it’s learning about the waters it patrols.