The 'OceanOne' Underwater Robot Could Replace Scuba Diving

By: Michael Hemsworth - Apr 28, 2016
References: & gizmag
Virtual reality has the ability to transform many of the experiences we have today, and the 'OceanOne' underwater robot is a piece of technology that could play a vital role.

Designed to explore the ocean via remote control, the 'OceanOne' operates like a scuba diver that is controlled from above safely without the operator ever having to go into the water.

The humanoid robot was developed by researchers at Stanford University and took to the seas to explore a shipwreck off the coast of France. When it returned, a delicate vase was in its grip for researchers to admire.

The capabilities for the 'OceanOne' underwater robot are seemingly limitless with the exploration of coral reefs, disaster areas and much more becoming possible thanks to the sophisticated technology.