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.