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Robot boats to sail into tropical storms

They don't look much like boats, or robots, for that matter. Yet a small fleet of crewless watercraft are to be sent right into the paths of tropical storms for the first time this year with an important mission: Collect valuable ocean and atmospheric data that should improve hurricane forecasts.

"We want to obtain swift and continuous data from the eye of the storm for several days, which is very difficult to get in real time," said Justyna Nicinska, a program manager with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Click here for the full report by the Sun-Sentinel.