Reed Scherer and Ross Powell

NIU’s Antarctic-bound robotic submarine making its maiden voyage at Lake Tahoe

Northern Illinois University’s 28-foot-long, 2,200-pound robotic submarine, built for exploration beneath the ice shelf in the Antarctic, is getting its maiden voyage this week in one of the nation’s deepest and most celebrated bodies of water—Lake Tahoe. The unmanned yellow submarine—also known

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Reed Scherer (left) and Ross Powell

NIU and DOER Marine unveil robotic submarine that will explore beneath Antarctic ice shelf

Northern Illinois University and DOER Marine today unveiled a new 28-foot long, cigar-shaped robotic submarine to be used in exploration beneath the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica. Bristling with high-tech instrumentation, the submarine is among the exhibits at the Moscone Convention Center

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