Real-Life Underwater Transformer

We never thought we’d see a real transformer… but, weighing in at 1050kg (2315 pounds), this heavy-weight powerhouse by Houston Mechatronics is both an AUV (autonomous underwater vehicle) and ROV (remotely operated vehicle) in one. By enclosing the arms, the Aquanaut is expected to be able to cover distances of up to 200 km (124 miles) on battery power.

Aquanaut AUV mode (Houston Mechatronics)

Aquanaut ROV mode (Houston Mechatronics)

Full article available at: Live Science 08may18