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REMUS SharkCam Interactive Guide

The Newest Great White Shark Tracking Robot

REMUS SharkCam is an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) that is preprogrammed to carry out a specific set of instructions, or mission, without a human pilot. Specifically, SharkCam is a REMUS 100 (Remote Environmental Monitoring UnitS) designed and programmed to follow and film an animal tagged with a special acoustic transponder. At about 80 pounds, 5 feet long, and able to reach depths of up to 100 meters (328 feet), REMUS can be equipped with a variety of sensors based on a mission’s requirements. For the SharkCam version of REMUS 100, the vehicle is fitted with six GoPro video cameras in special waterproof housings that capture a panoramic view of the ocean and the animal it is following.

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Last updated: July 28, 2014