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Jason Sayres, Mercedes McKay & Arthur Camins

In: The Go-To Guide for Engineering Curricula, Grades 6–8: Choosing and Using the Best Instructional Materials for Your Students

Chapter 12: WaterBotics®Underwater Robots Built With LEGO® Materials

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WaterBotics®Underwater Robots Built With LEGO® Materials
WaterBotics®underwater robots built with LEGO®materials
Jason SayresMercedes McKayArthur Camins

Figure 12.1 WaterBot® Picking up a Wiffle Ball

Image by Mark Dye, courtesy of Stevens Institute of Technology.

Underwater robotics is a timely, relevant, and exciting field that incorporates a very broad spectrum of engineering, science, and information technology disciplines. Recent news stories have highlighted numerous innovative applications of underwater robotics: assisting in the search for the downed Malaysian jet in 2014, responding to underwater disasters such as the 2010 Gulf oil spill, exploring the wreckage of the Titanic, and even swimming with and studying sharks out in the wild. Underwater robots have also aided in the rescue of swimmers drowning in rough waters and the recovery of other robots trapped while ...

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