Sub-marine sleuths

 
Last Updated: Saturday 04 July 2015

Scientists at the Greesthacht research centre In Germany have devised a remote-controlled underwater robot. This robot, designed to work 1,000 metres below the sea level, is being programmed to detect crude oil deposits beneath the sea bed.

In addition, it can carry out repairs, change electric couplings or activate valves of oil extraction equipment underwater. The robot is to be launched on the east coast of Brazil this year. It shall aid the Brazilian oil company, Petrobras, which is using its pumping station OCTOS-1,000 to drill the ocean floor with seven production arms.

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