New Snake-like Robot Janitors For Undersea Maintenance

Science has reached a new level of creepy with an autonomous ?”eel robot”. A Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) spin-off company called Eelume created these robots to perform undersea repair and maintenance. The company is describing them as “undersea janitors”. The robots are designed with clamp like mouths which can be used to tighten valves and chokes. They can perform planned and on-demand inspection. The snake ? like design allows them to reach tight spaces quickly and effectively. Eelume believes the robots will reduce costs for undersea inspection, repair and maintenance.

eelume's eelGranted, there are far more creepier things at the bottom of the ocean, we are sure the “eel janitor” will fit right in.

Source: Kongsberg Gruppen
Source: Kongsberg Gruppen

Video source: The Verge


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