Every day we look at the weather forecast and wonder if it’s right. Wouldn’t it be genius to make that forecast more accurate – particularly if the weather’s going to be bad. Examining conditions in the oceans has long been known to yield good results in weather prediction. The difficult thing is collecting the data. A team of three at National Taiwan University has harnessed data from ocean currents and sea temperature fluctuations to help predict extreme weather – using a robotic clown fish.
How does the technology work?
The Mobile Ocean Prototype uses pressure, temperature, bacterial and other sensors to gauge the conditions and how they change over time as it moves through the sea. It transmits the data with GPS data attached to a cloud server via a high-powered Wi-Fi system. It depends on MediaTek’s LinkIt™ solution to knit all these technologies together.
Why is it so important to so many?