The Importance Of Underwater Exploration

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Water is one of the main component that made up earth. Water made out a big percentage of the earth, animals, plants, and human. Water also considered as the most fundamentals element that made up life. Despite its abundant, underwater world is still minimally explored. There are a lot of factors that makes underwater exploration difficult, such as human incapability to withstand high pressure and extreme temperature, limited breathing air, and underwater safety issue. Despite its difficulty, there is a need for human to explore the underwater since the ocean hold a lot of knowledge and resources that we have not had access yet. This resources include but not limited to: [1] biodiversity, [2] medical related application and [3] offshore oil well. Furthermore, [4] also suggests that ocean infrastructure is really important since a lot of telecommunications cable need to be deployed from one land to the other, passing through the ocean. Underwater robot is a good solution to enable human to explore the ocean, also to build and maintain underwater infrastructures.…show more content…
The Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) is manually controlled from a boat to assists and/or accomplish operation underwater, such as underwater structure inspection and platform cleaning. Underwater robot could perform underwater task better than human since it does not have limited underwater time and could withstand extreme water pressure and temperature. Robot also remove the safety risk that human face during working in water environment. Despite its numerous advantages, ROV have some limitations in its application. It is difficult to control and does not have the same dexterity nor the flexibility of human’s hands which makes it not suitable for intricate tasks [5]. ROV also need to be controlled by human which means it still rely on human’s limited ability to navigate and control the robot’s

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