As he tries to stand ABE starts toward him as if to help, then has second thoughts and backs up.
He puts the wrapped shard in a pocket just as ABE cries "Eureka
Using funds from the National Science Foundation, ABE was designed and built in the early 1990s by scientists and engineers at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
Mars may belong to the rovers, but the oceans belong to the Autonomous Benthic Explorer," wrote the editors of Wired magazine in 2006 when it enshrined ABE among its "50 Best Robots Ever," a compilation of real and fictional robots.
what classes we are gonna take together," one student said during a focus group while participating in the 2000 ABE LC.
Funding for the ABE LC comes from the university's internal competitive grant process.
The design gave ABE
a stable center of gravity that would prevent it from rolling from side to side or pitching forward or back.
Navigating by the same acoustic transponders Alvin uses, ABE
took about two hours to reach the seafloor.
can remain on station near an area of interest for many months, waking up daily to travel around the area and record the evolution of the biology and geology.
KEEPS THEM GUESSING (The Japan Times, an English-language daily)