Tag Archives: Unmanned Sea Vehicles

BW Space Pro Claims As The World’s First 4K 6x Zoom Underwater Drone

Sharing aerial video on social media is so yesterday. If you really want to share the beauty that this little Blue Marble has to offer, you gotta go underwater which you can do so with new underwater drone from China’s Youcan Robotics called BW Space Pro. BW Space Pro is an updated underwater drone of the company’s BW Space from 2018. Continue reading BW Space Pro Claims As The World’s First 4K 6x Zoom Underwater Drone

China Revealed The World’s First Combat Amphibious Drone

You have seen and read about the military’s seafaring drones, AKA unmanned sea vehicles or USV, and I am sure most of us are aware of land-roaming drones. Now, meet one that is both an unmanned sea vehicle and a land combat drone from China called Marine Lizard. It is a full-fledged drone outfitted with an electro-optical and radar systems, and armed with a pair of machine guns and a vertical launching system for anti-ship and anti-aircraft missiles. Continue reading China Revealed The World’s First Combat Amphibious Drone

A New Kind Of Propulsion Makes This Finned Robot Highly Amphibious

Biomimicry is not new, but this robotic creature here from Pliant Energy Systems called Velox takes biomimicry to the next level. How so? It is amphibious. TBH, I don’t know what to make of this robot. It does not resemble any creature, but at the same time, it is obvious that it is somehow a hybrid of a crawling animal and a fish of sort. In fact, I thought it looks like a cross between the eerie-looking salamander-like robot and Festo’s eel-like robotic fish. Continue reading A New Kind Of Propulsion Makes This Finned Robot Highly Amphibious

Picam360 SurfaceWalker Drone Lets You Do “Remote Snorkeling”

I love the idea of going out into the ocean and explore the world under the water line, but thanks to Jaws, I am apprehensive for obvious reason. If you are like me, then you will like idea of Picam360 SurfaceWalker Aquatic Drone. It is not an underwater drone. It is an unmanned sea vehicle, or USV, designed with a 360-degree panoramic camera below its hull. Continue reading Picam360 SurfaceWalker Drone Lets You Do “Remote Snorkeling”

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