Foundation president, Harvey Fineberg, and chairman emeritus and co-founder, Gordon Moore, discuss the Statement of Founders’ Intent with staff.
Moore Foundation Headquarters 1661 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304
OpenROV (open-source remotely operated vehicle) is a startup company launched in 2012 in Berkeley, California, that makes low-cost underwater robots for exploration and education. OpenROV is also the name of its remotely operated mini-submarine that can be assembled and run using common materials. Controlled from a laptop computer tethered to the robot, the OpenROV is equipped with on-board light-emitting diodes and a camera.
The developers of OpenROV wanted an easy way to explore the underwater world and began working with a small team of interested onlookers who contributed to the design. The community grew to include beginner, amateur and professional engineers and scientists from more than 50 countries. As the community grew, so did the proposed uses of the ROV, from pollution monitoring in streams to species identification in Antarctica.
OpenROV is part of the do-it-yourself “maker” community and aims to democratize underwater exploration. OpenROV also maintains an online community of professional and amateur ROV enthusiasts.
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