MIT researchers develop underwater robot for port security

September 29, 2014 3:13 PM

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"I am particularly interested to see if this type of technology could find use in domestic maritime operations," said Nathan Betcher, a special tactics officer in the U.S. Air Force.

MIT scientists originally designed the robot to search for cracks in the water tanks of nuclear reactors using ultrasound scanning technology. Now, researchers suggest the same robot -- which they unveiled last week at the International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems -- could be used t...

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