reports that the Navy is facing an exodus of brainpower as baby boomer scientists retire, and to address this, it is turning to younger talent for its underwater robotics program. As part of this movement, the Navy invited college students to participate in the International Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Competition. The competition requires participants to build a robot that can perform a series of complicated underwater tasks. Over the course of the nine-year history of the event, 14 competitors have been recruited by the Navy or private firms as part of the next generation of engineers who make robots for...

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