The concept, named Sensing with Independent Micro-swimmers (SWIM), recently received $600,000 in funding. Schaler and his team have to develop and test a 3D-printed prototype of the concept over the next two years.
of report according to Ethan Schaler’s mini robots will be much smaller than other concepts. Their specialty will be that many robots can be packed in a single probe. If this project is successful, the possibility of life in the satellites of our companion planets, millions of miles away from Earth, will be discovered and this work will be done very fast.
Each of the robots that have just been envisioned will be about 12 centimeters tall. Each robot will have its own propulsion system, onboard computer and ultrasound communication system. Apart from this, sensors measuring temperature, acidity and pressure will also be installed. In the second phase of the study, chemical sensors will also be added to monitor the biomarkers.
NASA’s Europa Clipper mission is planned to be launched in the year 2024. Scientists are busy preparing for the investigation of this satellite of Jupiter. However, it is not yet clear when the swimming robots will be launched. There is also an estimate that these robots will also be launched with this mission. Many more information related to this mission is expected to come out in the coming days.