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Underwater robots guide kids into science

Posted: Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

While wetsuit-clad divers observed from the Lincoln City Community Center pool, a team from Eddyville Charter School guided its submerged ROV (remotely operated vehicle) through a maze of difficult tasks Saturday during the 2013 Oregon Regional MATE ROV Competition. (Photo by Rick Beasley)

LINCOLN CITY Zach Lutz faced a panel of squint-eyed judges Saturday and reeled off the dramatic missions his submersible robot is capable of performing, including retrieving scientific instruments, manipulating power switches and attaching cables to underwater laboratories.

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