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China's first 6,000-m underwater robot developed successfully

(People's Daily Online)    15:18, September 02, 2015
China's first 6,000-m underwater robot developed successfully
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The project of practical transformation of China's first unmanned autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) has passed acceptance recently. It indicates the 6,000-meter AUV has been developed successfully, which represents an international standard in related technology and products,China News Service reports on Wednesday. 

The unmanned AUV, named Qianlong-1, can travel to a depth of 6,000 meters, and is tasked to explore the sea bed and collect hydrological data.

It was developed by Shenyang Institute of Automation of Chinese Academy of Sciences and has successfully conducted five trails since 2013.

After continuous improvements, researchers have made breakthroughs in key technological issues such as overall integrated technology, deep-sea navigation and position monitoring and control technology, intelligent control technology, deep-sea detection technology.

So far, the unmanned AUV Qianlong-1 has conducted 121 dives, reaching a largest diving depth of 5,213 meters. 

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