The 15th Annual SPAWAR Robot Sub Competition recently got underway in San Diego. Well…underwater.
Though there are many reasons for competing – the main one that I can see being the fact that you get to build robot submarines – for the Navy this is something close to business as usual.
“This is just normal practice,” says Chief Petty Officer Fredrick Heimgartner. “This is just further development for better vehicles that’s being done by these universities. We use these vehicles for underwater searches. These are used in the civilian world quite often on anything that may require going down deeper than we can go without saturation diving.”
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Video provided by DMA Navy YouTube Channel
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