Tag Archives: Unmanned Sea Vehicles

Geneinno’s 6-Thruster Underwater Drone Is Now On Indiegogo

After listed on Chinese online platform Taobao a few months ago and shortly after a successful Kickstarter campaign, Chinese underwater drone maker Geneinno is now taking pre-order for its unconventional 6-thruster underwater imaging drone. With a starting price of $799, it is the most affordable underwater drone on the market with the highest available water pressure rating. Geneinno Titan claims the title as the deepest underwater drone. Continue reading Geneinno’s 6-Thruster Underwater Drone Is Now On Indiegogo

Festo Has Created A Robotic Fish That Swims Using Undulating Fins

These days, biomimicry is a big thing for Germany’s industrial control and automation company Festo. This eel-like robotic fish you see here, called BionicFinWave, is one of its newest robot in the company’s study into biomimicry and man, it is pretty darn creepy! Seriously, why do need to give them eyes? It has a camera on its ‘nose’ already, didn’t it? Anyways, The level of creep of this thing rivals that of the crawling robotic salamander. Continue reading Festo Has Created A Robotic Fish That Swims Using Undulating Fins

Geneinno 6-Thruster Underwater Imaging Drone Is Listed On Taobao

Geneinno has removed the silhouette that hides the Geneinno Titan Underwater Imaging Drone we spoke about earlier this year. Sporting a black and orange body, Geneinno’s newest undermanned underwater vehicle (UUV) features a rather unconventional design with six outboard thrusters which bestow it with the ability to rotate 360-degree and achieve a top speed of 2 meters per second (which is equivalent to 4.5 mph/7.2 km/h/3.9 knots). Geneinno claims that the Titan is well capable of diving down to 150 meters (492 feet) and has a 3-hour run time per charge. Continue reading Geneinno 6-Thruster Underwater Imaging Drone Is Listed On Taobao

China’s Geneinno To Bring Poseidon I And New Underwater Drones To CES

China-based underwater drone maker, Geneinno, has been around for quite a while, but it is only this year, the team is taking its unmanned underwater vehicle, or UUV, to the world’s biggest electronic show, CES in Vegas. The company will be showcasing the Poseidon I underwater drone to establish its presence. Powered by three thrusters, the Poseidon I gets an 1/2.9-inch CMOS sensor with 120-degree lens, capable of FHD videoing in H.264/Flv format and captures still in JPEG format onto a 32 GB micro SD card. The camera is flanked by two (though I see four?) 600 lumens LED lights, but it is not clear if the camera and the lights are remotely tilt-able. Continue reading China’s Geneinno To Bring Poseidon I And New Underwater Drones To CES

BIKI Is A Bionic Underwater Drone That Mimics A Fish And Does 4K Videoing

Those who travel on land for leisure have aerial imaging drones to capture breathtaking images, handsfree, but what about those who prefer to sightsee in open waters? About that, there are actually quite a few underwater imaging drones that will do the same for avid sea lovers and this little fellow you see here, called BIKI, is one of the newest entrants to the still-growing underwater drone market. But unlike the offerings we have seen thus far, BIKI is a little offbeat in the sense that it is more like a robot, or a bionic unmanned underwater vehicle, to be precise. Continue reading BIKI Is A Bionic Underwater Drone That Mimics A Fish And Does 4K Videoing

Look, Another Underwater Drone, But This One Is The First To Record In 4K

Claiming itself as a professional-grade Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV), CCROV is indeed the first of its kind to offer 4K videoing capability. Unlike iBubble we saw earlier, this thing appears to be ready to get into the ocean and also, offered a much deeper depth of dive, going as deep down as 100 meters (328 feet). Six thrusters affords the ROV pretty much all the freedom of movement necessary while a removable and replaceable battery pack, located in the Tether Deployment System, provides up to an hour of operation in between charges. Continue reading Look, Another Underwater Drone, But This One Is The First To Record In 4K

This Is iBubble, The Underwater Equivalent Of An Aerial Imaging Drone

Sporting action footages on land and on the surface of a waterbody are covered by imaging drones, but what about underwater? Well, it is covered too, by this little guy called iBubble Autonomous Underwater Camera – the underwater equivalent of a personal aerial imaging drone. iBubble is propelled by no less than eight brushless motors, each rated at 1,300 kV, allowing it full freedom of movement underwater and at a briskly speed of one meter per second (3 ft/s). Continue reading This Is iBubble, The Underwater Equivalent Of An Aerial Imaging Drone

Netherlands’ Has Waste Sharks That Chomp Down Garbage On The Sea

Pixar’s Wall-E painted a grim picture of the future. In the animated flick, the protagonist, Wall-E, is a lone garbage collecting robot that deals with the waste left behind by a post-apocalypse Earth. This seaborne drone you see here, dubbed Waste Shark, is much like Wall-E, except that (and thankfully) that it is not here to solve the problem of a post-apocalypse Earth. It is here to tourniquet the problem before it gets any worst. Developed by Richard Hardiman’s Netherlands-based RanMarine, Waste Shark is essentially an unmanned sea vehicle that plies habors and canals picking up garbage off the water ways. The idea is to stop the trash from becoming part of the sea by tackling the root of the problem, so to speak, at the source and that means Continue reading Netherlands’ Has Waste Sharks That Chomp Down Garbage On The Sea

Seawolf VR360 Lets You Capture Underwater Scenery In 360-Degree

Too afraid of the deep blue to explore them? Lucky for those who have a love and hate relationship with the majestic ocean, there’s Google to satisfy your curiosity of what lies beneath the beautiful, blue surface. But that’s not the only way; you can choose to acquire a personal sub to do that if you have the dough to drop, or if you lack of the financial muscle to do so, there’s always the TTRobotix TR-SB Seawolf VR360 Unmanned Sea Vehicle that lets you do what drones do for the sky. Now, underwater drone isn’t the biggest news, but the Seawolf VR360 here is different. It is designed to enable you to record the entirety of the underwater environment in 360 – thanks to the incorporation of the Luna 360-degree camera, with waterproof case, of course, that sprouts out of the miniature submarine’s fuselage like the deep sea Anglerfish. Continue reading Seawolf VR360 Lets You Capture Underwater Scenery In 360-Degree

This UAV Lurks Beneath The Water, Only Emerging For Aerial Missions

Rutgers University is certainly not the only institution exploring the possibility of UAV/Unmanned Sea Vehicle hybrid. Last week, John Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory also announced its own iteration, which the institution calls Corrosion Resistant Aerial Covert Unmanned Nautical System, or CRACUNS (pronounced as ‘Krakens’). The abbreviation ‘CRACUNS’ may sounds like the mythical sea monster of epic proportion, but trust us, it does not look anywhere near fearsome, nor is it of ‘epic proportion’. As you can see, it has a setup of a typical quadcopter. Though so, its capability far exceeds a regular multi-rotor drone. Continue reading This UAV Lurks Beneath The Water, Only Emerging For Aerial Missions