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June 3rd, 2010
07:00 AM ET

Underwater robots toil in the abyss

(CNN) – For the past 45 days, we've been relying on underwater robots to fix the man-made disaster deep in the Gulf of Mexico. They've been our eyes – providing live feeds of the disaster, and our hands – holding saws that are gnawing through thick pipe at the bottom of the sea. Our Rob Marciano got a look at some of the underwater ROVs being used to stop the Gulf Coast oil spill.

Filed under: Gulf Oil Spill • Tech
soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. jim

    All they need to do is run a hose down to the well and attach it to a barge .Then fill any vessel that can hold oil.SO what if some spills at this point . Get the flow some what under control then find a fix . then fix it .

    June 3, 2010 at 11:00 pm |
  2. Marvin Edwards

    A great attitude forces the inner wonders of accomplishments, think positive because the process of growth starts from with in us (the people), and will eventually sprout out in a form of harvest. Bp is not the problem, the problem started way before Bp , we as a country only tend to look at problems when its already to late to be fix , ask any politic. Author Marvin Edwards

    June 3, 2010 at 11:10 am |
  3. nancy

    LOL @ Art ~~ great idea.

    art June 3rd, 2010 8:36 am ET

    Maybe the robots should be running BP?

    June 3, 2010 at 9:30 am |
  4. art

    Maybe the robots should be running BP?

    June 3, 2010 at 8:36 am |
  5. Michael Armstrong Sr.

    Right out of the science fiction section here comes the robot's to fix mans mistakes this mess was made by science and hopefully also can be cleaned up by science America should promote Nasa to do more research into ocean research for future emergency's .

    June 3, 2010 at 8:32 am |