autonomous underwater vehicle

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autonomous underwater vehicle:

see submersiblesubmersible,
small, mobile undersea research vessel capable of functioning in the ocean depths. Development of a great variety of submersibles during the later 1950s and 1960s came about as a result of improved technology and in response to a demonstrated need for the capability
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autonomous underwater vehicle

[ȯ¦tän·ə·məs ‚ən·dər‚wȯd·ər ′vē·ə·kəl]
(oceanography)
A crewless, untethered submersible which operates independent of direct human control. Abbreviated AUV.
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