Robots REMUS & REMORA Find Air France 447

remusTwo robots from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute called REMUS & REMORA have found the downed airplane from Air France and recovered the flight recorder or black box.

Two years ago Air France flight 447 crashed into the Atlantic Ocean during a storm. What caused the crash is not really known, but now that the black box has been found, hopefully it will give investigators a clue.

The robots or AUVs (Autonomous Underwater Vehicles), have a wide array of sensors and can go up to 6,000 feet deep. Shown here is the Remus 6000. Also see the NOVA Flight 447 episode.

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