This Robotic Crab Will Scuttle the Sea for Historic Sunken Treasures

One problem with conventional ROVs is that while their propellers are plenty strong enough to kick up columns of silt from the sea floor, they typically lack the power to effectively navigate in strong currents, which limits where and how well they can survey a given area. But this new underwater explorer sidesteps… » 7/22/13 11:30am 7/22/13 11:30am

The Undersea Robot Pilots Working in the BP Oil Disaster

The Gulf oil disaster is both a testament of humans' inability to control nature and BP's recklessness and incompetence. Now, it's time for technology to fix this mess. One of the essential tools to stop the disaster: Underwater robots. » 6/11/10 10:00am 6/11/10 10:00am