Aquatic Robotics

UK Robot to Dive 6.5km Beneath Antarctic Ocean

Posted 29 Dec 2006 at 16:44 UTC by steve Share This

According to a BBC news release, a UK ROV called ISIS is being prepared for a 6.5km dive to the floor of the Antarctic waters. The ROV will help scientists study the effects of glaciers on the ocean floor and look for new species of animals living in the waters. ISIS was built with the help of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) in the US. The 2.7m, 3000kg ROV is based at the UK Deep Submergence ROV Facility where you can find additional photos of the ROV as well as see details of the robot's technical specifications.

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