David Lang My Underwater Robot

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David Lang My Underwater Robot – David Lang is a maker who taught himself to become an amateur oceanographer — or, he taught a robot to be one for him.

In a charming talk Lang, a TED Fellow shows how he and a network of ocean lovers teamed up to build open-sourced, low-cost underwater explorers.

in 2010, Lang and NASA engineer Eric Stackpole went looking for lost gold (literally) in an underwater cave in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada.

But they weren’t quite sure how to go about it. Without much expertise (or money), the two put initial designs for an underwater robot explorer online.

Soon OpenROV was born: a community of citizen ocean explorers who build and constantly improve upon these small remote-operated underwater robots.

Lang is also the author of Zero to Maker and a 2013 TED Fellow. He lives on a sailboat in the San Francisco Bay.

A few years ago Lang and NASA engineer Eric Stackpole went looking for lost gold (literally) in an underwater cave in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. But they weren’t quite sure how to go about it.

Without much expertise (or money), the two put initial designs for an underwater robot explorer online.

Soon OpenROV was born: a community of citizen ocean explorers who build and constantly improve upon these small remote-operated underwater robots.

David Lang My Underwater Robot – What is an ROV? Remote Operated Vehicle.

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