Aquatic Robotics

Underwater Robot vs Loch Ness Monster

Posted 16 Sep 2005 at 21:23 UTC by steve Share This

According to a brief Grampian TV article, researchers looking for evidence of the Loch Ness Monster have used an underwater robot to retrieve a sample of the creature's flesh. The alleged monster flesh will be subjected to DNA testing in US and Scottish labs to determine if it's real. The expedition was led by veteran Nessie-hunter Bob Rines, a Boston scientist and lawyer who has devoted several decades to finding the monster in Loch Ness. The robot used in the search was described as a Great Northern Diver and was probably the GAVIA Great Northern Diver AUV built by Hafmynd, Ltd. Coincidentally, a recent TV stunt fooled many people into thinking they'd seen the monster by using a 16 foot, 440 lbs animitronic monster. The robot Nessie was covered with flesh-like polyurethane rubber. Hmmm... maybe the research robot found some robot Nessie flesh?

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