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Eureka 1, the underwater mining drone that uses artificial intelligence to extract metals | VIDEO

Technology is giving important changes for the future, although climate change and the environmental crisis do not stop. One of these changes focuses on mining with a mining underwater drone that can change the way we extract natural resources.

This is Eureka 1, a model worked by Impossible Metals, which has among its goals having underwater drones for the extraction of metals without affecting the fleet and aquatic fauna.

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What did you sew Eureka 1? The page El Español-Omicrono points out that it is an unmanned underwater vehicle (AUV) that uses robotics, artificial intelligence and a patent-pending motor to glide over the seabed.

Its function is to identify and collect polymetallic nodules, which are key pieces in the mining of nickel, cobalt, copper and manganese. These elements are considered for the transition to a low carbon economy.

That is why it is important to have these drones that are just over 2 meters high, have a single robotic arm and have a capacity for 5 kilograms of storage. But the American company is already working on Eureka 2, which would have 3 arms, 100 kilograms of cargo and with the possibility of immersion up to 6 kilometers.

On the other hand, according to the digital media, the company Impossible Metals has among its plans for 2024 and 2025, to develop the first prototype that serves as a pilot mining drone. That is, hardly if we are seeing the beginning of a change.

Source: Elcomercio

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