May 24, 2010

ROVs Provide BP Live Feed of Oil Spill

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If you want a real downer, you only need to spend a couple of minutes checking out BP's live feed of its oil spill. There is no plant or animal life, only the silent, endless gush of petroleum. This footage is brought to us courtesy of several robotics companies such as Oceaneering International Inc., Subsea 7 and C-Innovation.

The remotely operated vehicles are herded by pilots in this control room and navigated by joysticks. The ROVs also carry equipment, maneuver and drill. Perhaps it should be mandatory to make the feed a screensaver for everyone at BP until the hole is plugged up.

Via NPR

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at May 24, 2010 8:45 AM
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