Running an Undersea, Robotic Laboratory on a Fixed Energy Budget – Brent Roman

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Brent Roman describes the Environmental Sampler Processor (ESP),  which performs a variety of chemical and genetic assays on samples it takes directly from its position moored 2 to 30 meters underwater. This Linux controlled “lab in a can” was developed to identify health hazards, such as toxic algae blooms, in hours rather than days or weeks.