How did a Stanford-designed ‘humanoid’ discover a vase from a Louis XIV shipwreck?

With its Ariel-orange headpiece and sylphlike swimming skills, the underwater robot looked like something devised by Disney and DARPA as it descended to the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea — a “humanoid” mecha-mermaid navigating toward the singularity. Developed by a Stanford University computer science professor and his students, OceanOne completed its first mission successfully earlier this month, diving for treasure in a historic shipwreck 20 miles off the southern coast of France, and 100 meters below the surface. Able to see with stereoscopic vision, while the robot’s artificial intelligence adapted to shifting currents, Oussama Khatib — who led the Stanford team that spent four years designing and building OceanOne — extended its two fully articulated arms toward a small pot that went down with La Lune, the flagship of King…


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