In the future, the robot will replace divers when performing the glass cleaning work at the Aquatika Aquarium in Karlovac, after the aquarium management purchased a robot that will improve, speed up and simplify the cleaning process and thus reduce costs.
The new equipment, worth 35,000 kuna, was presented last Wednesday by Aquatika director Margarita Maruškić Kulaš, who explained that paid divers are expensive, dangerous and slow, so she expressed satisfaction with the purchase of the robot, which she believes will also generate interest among visitors. .
A call for suggestions for naming the robot diver will be published on social media shortly.
Until now, aquarist Marin Jarniak has been diving with oxygen tanks and cleaning the inside of the glass, which has been an added attraction at Aquatica.
Now he will have to rarely and most of the time the pool will be cleaned remotely by controlling a robot hoover.
“Most futurologists predict that in 20 years’ time we will live in smart cities and smart flats, which will be controlled by artificial intelligence and which will adapt the living space to the desires and habits of the household, while the routine work will be done by robots and humans will do more complex and creative work, Aquatica is following this path,” concluded Maruškić Kulaš.