The world’s largest walking robot




Korean Institute of ocean science and technology experiences in the Yellow Sea robot Crabster, which will examine the wrecks. 635-pound robot can walk on the sea bed as these crustaceans, and thus successfully resist the strong undercurrents. Engineers have built in mechanical crab 11 cameras, it can be successfully used in the exploration for and maintenance of pipelines.

At the time, both on land of our planet are almost no “white spots”, the bottom of the seas and oceans are still «Terra Incognita». The situation may change due to a giant robotic crab. Creators pretentious machine sure that their offspring – the world’s largest deep-water walking robot.

Possessing an impressive weight of 635 kilograms Crabster CR200 is designed for “walks” on the seabed, and due to the complicated mechanics behaves like a true representative of crustaceans. At six-foot-mechanical monster in the future should appear claws for gripping objects.

It is assumed that the machine will be used unprecedented both in scientific research projects, and commercial, such as construction and maintenance of subsea pipelines. Due to its size and weight, the robot can replace divers in difficult circumstances, such as the presence of strong undercurrents. To counter them, Crabster can level with the ground all six legs and stabilize its position, dropping the “head” down.

Equipped than 11 cameras, powerful acoustic sonar, the robot is able to “see” through the murky water and create three-dimensional map of underwater environment. Optical images, HD-video, and data crab can transmit real-time on a cable length of 500 meters. With it, operators can control the robot remotely.

Underwater navigation, measuring the speed and direction of currents robot uses sensors and acoustic Doppler effect.

First ocean engineers Korean Institute of Science and Technology (Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology) robot under water released last summer. This spring, they plan to test it at a maximum depth of 200 meters, after which Crabster take part in his first practical project. With the help of archaeologists are going to explore the wrecks of the XII century, had lain under the water for hundreds of years.

Crabster CR200 project is implemented with the active support of the Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs (Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs) of South Korea.


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