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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The team in charge of the robot submersible, managed and operated for the Royal Navy by contractors Rumic Ltd, based in Renfrew, near Glasgow, are constantly on alert to fly to submarine emergencies anywhere in the world.
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