The drone is equipped with artificial intelligence technology and a wide range of sensors. Photo: Chinese Academy of Sciences

Chinese scientists test underwater drone designed for South China Sea

  • 2,000km, 37-day test run completed for device intended to perform long-term survey work in the region
  • The drone extends the range of China’s hardware in the disputed waters
Topic |   South China Sea

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The drone is equipped with artificial intelligence technology and a wide range of sensors. Photo: Chinese Academy of Sciences
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Stephen Chen

Stephen Chen

Stephen Chen investigates major research projects in China, a new power house of scientific and technological innovation. He has worked for the Post since 2006. He is an alumnus of Shantou University, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and the Semester at Sea programme which he attended with a full scholarship from the Seawise Foundation.