Meet the Robot Keeping an Eye on Emperor Penguins in Antarctica

king penguins with a man antarctica t20 d170Pj Meet the Robot Keeping an Eye on Emperor Penguins in Antarctica

Takeaways:

  • ECHO is a four-wheel robot that is helping scientists in Antarctica monitor a colony of 20 000 emperor penguins.
  • This is part of a 30 year long project which uses the penguins as indicators of overall ecosystem help in the continent.
  • The project documents how well penguins can adapt to climate change and the impact these changes are having on abundance and distribution of the fish they eat.

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