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Treasure Hunt Leads to Invention of Undersea Robot

What started off as a hunt for sunken treasure turned into the invention of a low-cost, undersea robot, easy enough for anyone to use. The underwater robot called Trident grew out of a 1970s magazine article about a treasure hunt. “There was this story that there was a robbery and gold was thrown to the bottom of this underwater cave, and all these treasure hunters and scuba divers, no one was able to get to the bottom… Eric [Stackpole] had this big idea that he was going to build...

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