The last thing a naval mine expects is to be shot by an underwater robot holding a pistol.
Naval mines are expectant machines, terrible potential floating below the surface. With preset triggers, they are a sensor and a bomb, waiting for the rough impression of a passing ship to suddenly explode.
A new underwater uncrewed robot, designed by Russian firm Region, wants to provide a robotic answer to these undersea emplacements. It is primarily a scouting platform, made first to find other underwater robots and mines. With just 15 minutes of work, a human crew can swap out the sensor platform and replace it with a variety of tools.
Read the full article and more in Forbes.