In Russia will build a robot that can sink to the bottom of the Mariana trench

Moscow, July 28 – AIF-Moscow.

Specialists of the advanced research Foundation and the Rubin design Bureau began the process of creating a prototype robot that will be able to conduct research in the deep ocean.

What is hidden in the depths of the Mariana trench?

According to TASS, such a robot can dive to great depths, even to reach the bottom of the Mariana trench. While it will work in offline mode. The research unit will carry out with the aid of video and sonar systems on Board.

For implementation of the project will create a working group that will include members of the interested institutions.

By the way, in the United States already have such devices. So, nine years ago, the Americans created a robotic submarine Nereus, which could sink to the bottom of the Mariana trench, its construction cost about $ 8 million.

The depth of the Mariana trench is about 11 km away.

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