An Eel-lectrifying Future for Autonomous Underwater Robots

On October 24, 2014, Sweden called off the hunt for a submarine after a week-long underwater search in the Stockholm archipelago.

Triggered by a reported sighting of a Russian submarine, the alleged ‘invasion’ had been widely anticipated by military specialists and the media.

“Our assessment is that in the inner archipelago there was a plausible foreign underwater operation,” Rear Adm. Anders Grenstad commented, “But we believe that what has violated Swedish waters has left.”

Work by the Russian and the Allied militaries to develop underwater devices for information gathering are currently underway. Their aim is to reach areas which are difficult or even impossible for divers to reach; to inspect and clear mines on the sea floor, or even combat enemy scuba divers.


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2 December 2014