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Old 12-05-2012, 07:32 PM
 
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Didn't know about this......

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A self-controlled swimming robot has completed a journey from San Francisco to Australia.

The record-breaking 9,000 nautical mile (16,668km) trip took the PacX Wave Glider just over a year to achieve.
BBC News - Swimming robot reaches Australia after record-breaking trip
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:14 AM
 
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"We are reaching a tipping point in that the technology is becoming so cheap that it's now a much cheaper to use a robot to gather data than to pay for a manned ship to be at sea for months at a time."

Much like our endeavors in space.
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