The University of Georgia is joining the ranks of research institutions with robotic submersibles. Marine scientists next year will deploy the Salty Dawg, an unmanned torpedo-shaped device designed to collect data at sea for a month at a time. The robot is funded by NASA.
In his final state of the university speech Thursday, University of Georgia President Michael Adams called for creating a College of Fine Arts and a School of Marine Science. He also said Georgia needs to expand doctor training and biomedical research by the state’s public universities.