Seaswarm robots operating in tandem. (Image courtesy of MIT).

Fossil fuels continue to be the leading source of energy worldwide. Cleaner renewable energy sources such as solar and wind chip away at this lead, but as of 2018, 54 percent of the total worldwide energy supply still comes from oil or natural gas. Therefore, exploration and extraction of oil and gas continues.
Even though drilling and transportation for oil and gas have become safer, the risk of disaster remains. In 2020, oil spi…

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