Robotic diver, OceanOne, carries out its maiden trip to find out treasure from King Louis XIV’s …

Stanford University’s robotic diver OceanOne, powered by artificial intelligence and haptic feedback system, has carried out its first trip underwater to explore treasure from King Louis XIV’s wrecked flagship. Robot has been designed to take up tasks that are quite dangerous, like deep-water mining, oil-rig maintenance or underwater disaster situations. These tasks are beyond the physical limits of human divers. The wreck is present in Mediterranean waters 100 meters deep. The vessel sank 20 miles off the southern coast of France in 1664. No human has touched the ruins, treasures and artifacts that the ship was carrying. With the help from a team of deep-sea archaeologists, Dr. Oussama Khatib, a professor of computer science at Stanford, who has designed the robot, sat in a boat and using joysticks he controlled…


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