Baku, October 31 AZERTAC
The underwater robots created with the assistance of scientists of the Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) successfully passed tests in the Arctic where they were used for studying of underwater permafrost, the deputy director for development of TPU Institute of Cybernetics Dmitry Sonkin reported.
According to Ria Novosti, TPU realizes the megaproject "Telecommunication monitoring and control systems for autonomous underwater robots". Scientists create the hardware and software for new generation of the independent unmanned submersible (IUS). Scopes of IUS – are from search of the sunk submarines to neutralization of sea min.
Earlier it was reported that TPU scientists participate in the international researches of the processes happening in the shelf of the polar seas of Eastern Siberia where there are more than 90% of underwater permafrost and a large amount of hydrocarbons. They found out that underwater permafrost is unstable and from under it there are methane emissions which accelerate global warming and can lead to accident.