The second problem is the need to manually control the robot. ROVs are often used in multimillion dollar projects where it is preferred to have a human in the chain for its judgement. These ROVs are heavy and can potentially do a lot of damage. The problem is that wireless communication becomes more difficult the deeper a robot dives. To communicate with an ROV a tether is used that connects the ROV to the ship. This requires that the ship is kept in place which uses a lot of fuel. Our team is working hard to create a system that is able to navigate autonomously and minimise the risk of harming itself or its surrounding.

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