Starfish-killing robot to save the Great Barrier Reef – yes, you read that correctly – an annotated infographic

An autonomous robot designed to search for the invasive crown-of-thorns starfish (COTS) and give them a lethal injection of salt, is to be deployed on the Great Barrier Reef. COTS, which prey on coral, have destroyed up to 40 per cent of the reef over the last 30 years.

Robots, salt, BAM! Take that, COTS!

E&T news covered this starfish-killing robot story in more detail.

Click on the graphic for an expanded view.

Starfish-killing robot (not pictured: nervous starfish)
Starfish-killing robot (not pictured: nervous starfish)
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