Photos & Video

Ship Location

San Pedro, USA

Funding science education is a vital part of our future! Give to Nautilus Live to help support our efforts to engage everyone in scientific learning and discovery. Donate Now

Hercules' Force-Feedback Manipulator Arm

Susie Hill / Ocean Exploration Trust

Hercules has two arms, one on each side, to assist with sampling. This one is the force-feedback manipulator arm on the starboard (right)  side. It is used as the arm that operates the tools (i.e. push core sample bottles, temperature probe) as well as collecting samples off the sea bottom (i.e. rocks, tubeworms). It is operated and controlled by the ROV pilot.