Relax, America! Your watery borders will be safe soon as the military
has funded the constructions of our newest guardians: robot tunas.
Homeland Security has funded the construction of a robotic tuna to
help protect our nation. The DHS Science and Technology Directorate
(S&T) is funding the development of the unmanned underwater vehicle
(UUV) designed to resemble a tuna. It called the BIOSwimmer. Inspired
by the tuna, the BIOSwimmer is designed for high maneuverability in
The BIOSwimmer is being developed by Boston Engineering Corporation’s
Advanced Systems Group (ASG) in Waltham, Massachusetts. It can inspect
the interior voids of ships such as flooded bilges and tanks, and other
hard to reach external areas. The DHS tuna bot will also inspect and
protect harbors and piers and carry out important security missions.