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Sep 12, 2021

Why China does not want its robots making a big splash in the ocean

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With complex structures – including a strong, flexible mechanical arm carrying various tools – the splash created by a deep sea mining robot was akin to that of humans. But unlike a free-fall diver, the robot was lowered by a rope and the swing caused by wind and waves added uncertainty to its motion, according to the researchers.


Robots are perfecting their diving skills in preparation for the serious business of tapping into mineral resources in the seabed.

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