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China to use intelligent robot for 1st time in Arctic expedition

posted 26 Jul 2008, 15:59 by Puneet Chhabra   [ updated 26 Jul 2008, 16:04 ]
Xinhua, China - Jul 15, 2008
It can work as a ROV (Remote Operated Vehicle) to precisely survey in a suspended position and as an AUV (Autonomous Underwater Vehicle) to measure a range to obtain complete data in real time. Chinese scientists will use an intelligent robot for the first time in the country's scientific expedition to the North Pole, Zhang Haisheng, chief scientist of the expedition said Wednesday. The robot, named North Pole ARV, is the first Autonomous and Remote operated Vehicle (ARV) developed independently by Chinese more