OceanOne, a robo-mermaid to aid underwater research

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OceanOne undergoes rigorous testing in the waters on the southern coast of France.
Image credit: Frederic Osada and Teddy Seguin/DRASSM
Date:11 May 2016 Author: Nikky Knijf

An intelligent humanoid mermaid-robot that can assist with underwater research has been created by researchers at Stanford University in the USA. Called OceanOne, the robot was born from the need to study coral reefs in the Dead Sea below the safety point of human divers. Watch the video above to find out how OceanOne works, and how its maiden swim was managed.

Video credit: DRASSM/Stanford University/Gedeon Programmes