“I would count those as big wins if we can be a catalyst towards

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“I would count those as big wins if we can be a catalyst towards
that kind of outcome,” she said, “and obviously if Ben and his team win the America’s Cup, they get an even bigger platform for their messaging.”
A version of this article appears in print on April 18, 2017, on Page B9 of the New York edition
with the headline: As the America’s Cup Teams Prepare, A Robot Will Take On a Fish Invasion.
“It certainly wouldn’t have happened as quickly without the America’s Cup, because we are a volunteer organization
and we count on contributions from the community,” Orin Hoffman, RSE’s chief roboticist, said last week in Boston before heading to Bermuda.
“So we stun the fish, then suck the fish up into a collection tube and repeat.”
Schmidt said the ability to distribute the robot and the development of a fishery in Bermuda would be important to the success of her team’s efforts.
“It’s something they are really, really concerned about.”
This week, a small group of scientists and conservationists, with the financial
and promotional help of Land Rover BAR, is deploying a robot prototype in Bermuda designed to stun and capture lionfish at depths that human divers rarely reach.
That’s a really hard problem.”
To promote lionfish consumption, Land Rover BAR and the five other America’s Cup teams will take part in a cook-off Wednesday night
at the National Museum of Bermuda, where leading chefs representing each team will compete to prepare the best lionfish dish.


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