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remotely operated vehicle

1. n. [Production Testing]
An unmanned submersible vehicle controlled from surface. In deepwater operations, remotely operated vehicles are used to inspect subsea structures and equipment, and to control or manipulate valves. They can operate at depths from 1500 to 10,000 ft [457 to 3048 m]. This term is commonly abbreviated as ROV.