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Protei The Robotic Oil Cleaning Sailboat

Protei is the plural for Proteus, son of Poseidon, the god of the sea. Protei is a cool open source project aimed at creating a fleet of autonomous sailboats that help skim the surface of the water and clean up … Continue reading

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Bad Robot Worsens Oil Spill

An underwater robot bumped some of the machinery that is helping to collect part of the oil leak. This forced BP to actually take the well cap off again to fix it, leaving nothing to stem the flow of oil … Continue reading

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Robot Sub Deployed To Stop Oil Leak

The oil drilling rig known as the Transocean Deepwater Horizon rig was engulfed in an explosion last Tuesday. On Friday, the oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico had completely sunk. Transocean, a Swiss company owned the oil rig and … Continue reading

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