October 4, 2010

Bot Assists in Missing Balloon Search


After a hot air balloon went missing last week over the Adriatic Sea near Italy, the Italian Coast Guard utilized an underwater unit that employed a robot to aid in the search. The balloon, carrying Richard Abruzzo and Dr. Carol Rymer-Davis, was equipped with a satellite phone, a radar transponder, VHF radios and 2 mobile phones, but so far the search has only come up with small pieces of debris.


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Posted by Sheila Franklin at October 4, 2010 9:20 PM
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