Korean Institute of science and technology, has just launched a giant six-legged to scan the . According to the news source, the is an Animatronic type having similar look with Crabs found beneath the , hence the name of the was called or Crab.
It is a six-legged Crab that will have the ability to walk on floors to obtain data for the research institute. The Institute is known for their commitment to studying the Oceans and the lives in it, and the development of the Animatronic is another way of revealing their commitment and level of progress.
It is believed that the use of sensors and digital cameras will help the to give accurate and precise data on the conditions of the and seabed. The numerous features obtainable from the revealed that it may offer little or no limitation to the level of research it can carry out on the .
The Animatronic nature of the makes it difficult to be differentiated from the natural crabs in the seabed. The is believed to do what actual crabs could do which includes swimming and crawling on the , a technology developed to have a complete and silent spy of all the macro and micro living organisms in the , especially on the .
According to its video release, the robot has the capacity of crawling tirelessly on the ocean floor to cover miles of distance transferring the obtained data to the scientists in their controlling unit through the help of its multiple and multipurpose cameras and data and analytic systems.
It is also designed to map the seabed, survey wrecks, and help reveal lost items in the . Coupled with its highly illuminating light, the can operate even in the or at night using its lights stationed at various sides to reveal the hidden views of any of the environment.
The developers had also highlighted the need such could be to the oil and companies because it could be used to monitor pipelines and respond to oil spills. Otherwords, such could be the best technology for the detection of early oil spills in the wherever there are pipelines or its finished products pipelines crossing the . Besides that, oil exploitation activities taking place within the sea could be controlled and viewed from the sea surface using the .
At the experimental level, the was able to go more than 200 meters deep in an , a depth believed to be improved on based on the type or depth of any the may be intended to be used for, for instance; a model known as CR6000 was able to go more than 6000 meters deep in an .
The is not a fast moving object on the , later its is slow but its area of view coverage can be wider than expected. The slow enables the viewer to feel the real nature and environmental condition of the . The estimated walking speed had been fixed at 2 feet per minute.
To have complete control and easy retrieval in the case of damage or , the is usually connected with a cable to a boat which may be floating on the surface of the . The cable may bear the energy source, data transfer, and operational control connections of the . In this case, four people may be in the boat to control its , its arms, and sonar.
The operational features revealed that the does not use propellers to swim rather its swims with arms like actual crabs, an ideal believed to reduce debris disturbance in the .
The various versions produced by the institute including the giant types are still undergoing the various test to reveal their usability specifications.
Originally posted 2018-07-26 17:25:02.
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