China’s Autonomous Underwater Robot for the Arctic


Tansuo 4500, China’s autonomous underwater vehicle. Photo: Xinhua

An autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) developed by a Chinese university team has obtained abundant data during the country's latest Arctic expedition, revealing various features beneath the North Pole, Xinhua reports.

A fish-shaped robot called XH1000 was created by researchers from Harbin Engineering University.

The robot helped researchers collect data about ocean water during the 13th Arctic Ocean scientific expedition. It explored a vast area of 7,000 square meters beneath the Arctic ice.

The robot completed under-ice environment detection operations near the Chukchi Sea and provided important information about the temperature, salinity, and pH levels of ocean water.

Moreover, it will also contribute to China's in-depth participation in protecting the Arctic environment.



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