Tracking aquatic invaders: Autonomous robots for monitoring invasive fish

Pratap Tokekar, Elliot Branson, Joshua Vander Hook, Volkan I Isler

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Carp is a highly invasive bottom-feeding fish that pollutes and dominates lakes by releasing harmful nutrients. Recently, biologists started studying the behavior of carp by tagging the fish with radio emitters. The biologists search for and localize the radio-tagged fish manually using a global positioning system (GPS) and a directional antenna. We are developing a novel robotic sensor system in which human effort is replaced by autonomous robots capable of finding and tracking tagged carp.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number6595693
Pages (from-to)33-41
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 26 2013


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