Underwater robot designed to search inside shipwrecks

Published on December 10th, 2013 | by Admin



Engineers from Estonia have developed a new robot “turtle” called U-CAT that was specially designed to navigate inside underwater shipwrecks.

U-CAT’s locomotion principle is similar to sea turtles. Independently driven four flippers make the robot highly maneuverable; it can swim forward and backward, up and down and turn on spot in all directions. Maneuverability is a desirable feature when inspecting confined spaces such as shipwrecks. The robot carries an onboard camera and the video footage can be later used to reconstruct the underwater site.

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Story: Tallin University of Technology | Story: Wikimedia Commons

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One Response to Underwater robot designed to search inside shipwrecks

  1. Koral says:

    Great article!!!

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