When we think of drones, we automatically imagine surveillance quadcopters flying above our homes capturing aerial photos. Over the past year, there’s been an influx of underwater drones (BIKI, PowerRay, etc) designed to explore our local waterways. Using state-of-the-art navigational and video capturing technology, the latest underwater drone comes from Norway’s Blueye Robotics and it’s awesome.

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Capable of capturing underwater images at an impressive 4K resolution, the BIKI portable underwater drone can swim for 90-120 minutes at depths of 196 feet. Designed to swim alongside its users, the underwater robofish is equipped with state-of-the-art obstacle avoidance technology, GPS navigational sensors, and features an automated balancing platform for shooting HD-quality video footage.

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PowerRay

PowerRay, the only underwater drone featured at CES 2017, is a detachable Fishfinder capable of diving 30 meters (98 feet) underwater for up to 4 hours.

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