An underwater robot designed for identifying and neutralizing explosive hazards in shallow waters is being developed for the U.S. military.

The Terranaut from Nauticus Robotics is an amphibious robot prototype in development for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).

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In development under the DoD’s Autonomous Amphibious Response Vehicle (A2RV) program, the Terranaut can swim in the water, crawl on the sand and is expected to be outfitted with arms to perform tasks such as disassembling an underwater mine.

The explosive ordnance disposal robot is an enhanced version of Nauticus RoboticsAquanaut robot, an underwater system that operates autonomously and performs tasks usually conducted by human divers.

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