Shark Bites Oil-Seeking Robot During Shark Week
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Waldo, the 6-foot autonomous underwater vehicle(AUV) spent 28 days at sea and found no significant traces of underwater oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill after being launched July 19th. It did however encounter a shark, when that shark bit into and damaged Waldo’s rudder. During shark week of course.
Had the bot been lost or swallowed whole, it would have been an interesting game of Where’s Waldo.