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Winners Announced for International Student ROV Competition

June 18, 2011

a student launches his team's ROV in the pool At the Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Center's annual student ROV competition, teams of students from all over the world converged on NASA's Johnson Space Center to learn about the use of underwater robots (known as remotely operated vehicles, or ROVs) in oil spill response. Full Story

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