Advanced robotic technologies have been used to study shipwrecks and other underwater archaeological sites for 17 years. Robotic vehicles can map and photomosaic a shipwreck with quantifiable accuracy in the space of a few hours, and enable access to sites resting on the other 98% of the seafloor. Image courtesy of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, copyright Quest Group Ltd.

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