No question about it… spiny lobsters aren’t pretty. Keith Ward, chair of ONR’s Biomolecular and Biosystems Science and Technology Group, doesn’t particularly like their looks either, but he knows their sense of smell is astounding. Researchers funded by Ward figure that a lobster’s extraordinary ability to sniff out all kinds of odor trails in the water is just what the Navy would like an unmanned vehicle to be able to do.
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