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Prof Kerkez in new video on measuring lake conditions

A lake covered in green, thick algae is not only unpleasant to look at, it can also mean that natural toxins are negatively impacting other organisms in the lake.| Short Read

To better understand the health of lakes, Assistant Professor Branko Kerkez is developing an autonomous unmanned boat attached with temperature sensors to define hypoxic or dissolved oxygen areas in Michigan’s smaller lakes.

Kerkez and his students are testing a prototype of the boat in Ann Arbor’s Sister Lakes. The goal is to use this platform in the future to capture readings inside Lake Erie, an area with a history of hypoxic problems.

To learn more about this research, please visit YouTube or click on the box below.

The outside of the Ford Robotics building

U-Michigan, Ford open world-class robotics complex

The facility will accelerate the future of advanced and more equitable robotics and mobility | Medium Read