Robotic Icebergs Take Awe-Inspiring Arctic Images

John Konrad
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March 8, 2011

What happens when you build a robotic iceberg, put it on an alaska fishing vessel and set a course for true north? Awesome video! Gizmodo tells us:

ARTIC ROBOT ICEBERG SPIESDid anyone catch 60 Minutes just now? Bob Simon—who always seems to get the really interesting international assignments—was invited to go along on a polar bear expedition at the top of the world. What he saw there was amazing and…robotic?

Yes! Robots. Robot spy cameras, to be precise, that were used to capture truly magical scenes in the wild without any fear of taint or manipulation by human hand. One of the cameras used during an older documentary in Africa was even smothered in dung before it was deployed to the center of an annual wildebeest migration.

The polar bear segment at the end, when the team gets its first glimpse of a baby polar bear emerging from its den for the first time, is reason enough alone to give this a view (and a read).

Click HERE to continue reading and watch the video.


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