Keynote talk by Prof. Maarja Kruusmaa
K1_Aquatic sensing using underwater robots: preparing for a deluge of environmental data.
Information is everywhere. But in some places it is incredibly difficult to obtain. This talk tells a story of how to get information from water. The exploration begins by taking ideas from highly advanced biological systems to build human-purposed technologies, and presents new types of bio-inspired sensors that pick up signals from water never before perceived. It then investigates various ways of modelling, interpreting, classifying flow information to better understand what is going on in the aquatic realm, by exploiting the interactions occurring at the interface between a fluid and solid. To conclude, the talk illustrates several real-world research applications where flow information can be used to better understand, protect, control and explore within the underwater world.