The Sea-Eye features a design that enables it to keep work when tipped over (Photo: UniMAP)
The solar powered USV requires no fuel (Photo: UniMAP)
The catamaran-like design features two hulls that give it more stability in the water (Photo: UniMAP)
When it flips over, the propellers on the bottom take over and the ones on top shut down automatically (Photo: UniMAP)
The Sea-Eye can be programmed to navigate to a particular set of co-ordinates via GPS (Photo: UniMAP)
The Sea-Eye transmits its co-ordinates back to the ground station (Image: UniMAP)
Bad weather can play havoc with unmanned surface vehicles (USVs) patrolling the seas, which is why scientists at the Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) have come up with a USV prototype that works even when it tips over. Called Sea-Eye, the battery-powered vehicle features a design that enables it to work just as well upside down as right way up.
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