Liz Taylor with robotic arm
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Building a deep-diving submarine: Robotic arms

Four teams are diving to the deepest part of the ocean, the Mariana Trench, which lies 11km (7 miles) down in the western Pacific.

One of them is DOER Marine, a marine technology company based in San Francisco.

They are currently putting the finishing touches to the design of their Deep Search submersible.

Here, Liz Taylor, who runs the company, explains why their sub will have robotic arms attached.

  • 22 Feb 2012
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