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Robot: 'The transit van of the sea'

Some UK businesses that normally trade with Russia have not been able to since sanctions targeting several sectors were first imposed back in March.

With no end in sight to the dispute many companies have had to adjust to the loss of a key market.

One company affected is SMD, a business that builds underwater robots, mainly for the oil and gas industries.

The company's chief executive Andrew Hodgson explains how the robots work and what they are capable of.

  • 27 Nov 2014
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