Introducing Blueye’s Pioneer drone – a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) that can explore down to 150m (492-ft) depths. With most underwater drones only capable of submerging down 100m (328-ft), the Pioneer is more like a mini-sub exploring uncharted waters.
The PowerRay, made by PowerVision, is an underwater drone. That alone is enough to catch my attention when the vast sea of drones is all about exploring the sky. More specifically, the PowerRay is a detachable Fishfinder capable of diving 30 meters (98 feet) for up to 4 hours.
With everyone focused on the best surveillance drones flying overhead, let us not forget about the many underwater drones hitting the market. Whether it’s the Pioneer, Biki or the PowerRay, manufacturers have been busy designing some innovative underwater drones. Taking it to the next level, Roboticists at the Research and Exploratory Development Department of the John Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory have unveiled the first ever Flying Fish Unmanned Aerial Aquatic Vehicle (UAAV) and it’s pretty awesome.