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Oceans of Robots: Ed Lu at TEDxSF

What if self powering robots could gather sophisticated data on everything from salinity and currents, to sniffing for oil leaks and monitoring marine protected areas? Ed Lu shows technology that does just that.Ed Lu is an engineer, physicist, pilot, and former NASA astronaut. He spent 12 years at NASA flying anything he could get his hands on including T-38 jets, Space Shuttles, the Russian Soyuz, and the International Space Station.After NASA, Ed spent 3 years at Google leading Advanced Projects, where his teams built imaging and data gathering systems for Google Earth, Google Maps, Street View, Google Books, as well as energy information projects like Google PowerMeter.Ed has a bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University, and a doctoral degree in Applied Physics from Stanford University.
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