For the past several years, companies and scientists have been experimenting with the development of unique next-generation robots that are useful to us at home or in the office.
Some believe it’s only a matter of time when such machines will take away the work of millions of people around the world.
Now a team of Stanford University researchers have conducted successful ocean floor experiments with their own robot, which is produced with a completely different target.
They named it OceanOne, and as it’s name suggests, it was created to dive alongside divers looking for wrecks of ships all over the world. According to official data, he is a humanoid robot with human vision and artificial intelligence that allows him to follow commands and go exactly to the places where the human divers need it to go. The last mission, in which OceanOne was involved, was quite interesting as the divers encountered some treasure dating back to the 17th century in the Mediterranean Sea.
The ship itself is called King Louis XIV, and after its sinking 350 years ago, no one has ever had the opportunity to approach it and explore its remains before OceanOne’s appearance.
The humanoid robot has smart hands that are covered with sensors, this means it can look at objects without damaging them, and also sends the information to divers, allowing them to understand the shape, weight and size of these objects. For the future, they hope to improve the robot navigation system and artificial intelligence, allowing it to be used in many other missions.