A group of students from Somerset Intermediate School joins us in Historic Studio D to show us remotely operated vehicles or ROV’s.
The students have built these machines and they’re heading to Atlanta on May 20 for a national competition. 14-year-old Rose and Faculty Advisor, Patricia, along with some of her students show us how the ROV’s work in the water.
Patricia said NASA, the Navy and other groups use ROV’s to do things that cannot be done with humans such as if the water is too deep or too dangerous for humans, that’s when they would use robots much like underwater ROV’s.
Rose has been building ROV’s for the past three years and really enjoys it. She shows Jimmy and Lisa how to build a certain part of the ROV.
The students work on the ROV’s all year long on Thursdays. The students give Jimmy the remote and he drives the ROV in the water.
We wish these talented students the best of luck in Atlanta this weekend!