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Hybrid Remotely Operated Vehicle (HROV)

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Exploring the deep with the hybrid remotely operated vehicle, or HROV

The oceans average two miles in depth and in some places plunge almost seven miles - deeper than Mount Everest is high. Researchers at WHOI are developing a new underwater robot to explore these depths. Until now, these places have been beyond the reach of conventional technology. View various Quicktime animations of the HROV to the right.
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Hybrid Remotely Operated Vehicle

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AUV Launch

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Descending in AUV mode

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Mapping the trench

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Launching in ROV mode

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Releasing in ROV mode

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Descending in ROV mode

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Reaching the bottom

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Working on the sea floor

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Recovery in ROV mode

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