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18Apr 17
New ocean robots could help humans do dangerous jobs

New ocean robots could help humans do dangerous jobs

Exploring the ocean and repairing underwater structures can be dangerous work. But scientists are designing robots that could do these jobs. One kind of robot looks like a snake. It would repair and inspect oil rigs. Its thin, flexible shape would allow it to go where divers cannot. Tiny submarines known as ecosubs could help…

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The Career Files explore 10 high-interest fields and give readers a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to work in those areas. Each book shows readers some promising job options, how to get started in the field, and what skills they’ll need in order to succeed.

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