The machine easily changes its shape, which allows it to go underwater and perform all necessary works autonomously.
Working in deep water can be dangerous for humans, so these tasks should be delegated to robots. Contemporary technological advancements have made it possible to build a machine that can perform certain tasks (conducting diagnostics or performing minor fixes) both autonomously and with an operator on land.
But these devices can only reach the sea floor with the help of a submarine, which can only operate under human supervision. So how can we eliminate the human factor from this process? By building a device that is both a robot and a submarine!
Aquanaut is a machine that can shapeshift from an amphibian robot into a mini submarine. At present, the device is being tested in a swimming pool which doubles as a training facility for American astronauts. When all tests are completed, the device will be sent out into the sea, where it will be used for servicing of oil and gas installations.
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