What an awesome use for budding robotics skills in this pandemic:
The COVID-19 pandemic has abruptly disrupted formal education for millions of students, including many who participate in the MATE ROV competitions. Grant Kahl and Eric Love are two former members of Kepler Enterprises who stayed connected with their MATE ROV competition teammates when they were forced to return home from college. All 10 members of Kepler Enterprises got together to create a self-directed project-based learning experience that no instructor or classroom could replicate.
It was so thrilling to share live video from inside (literally!) the Merimbula Wharf Aquarium with local Primary School students in their classrooms.
There were lots of great questions from students about aquarium residents, like the Blue Grouper, Port Jackson sharks, and puffer fish – all expertly answered by Sally. We also spotted Adam still hard at work even though the Aquarium was closed.
This clip shows simultaneous video streamed from a BlueROV2 (main screen) and a Fifish V6 (inset screen).