Blueye Robotics created an underwater consumer drone that can reach depths of up to 150 meters.
The Blueye Pioneer is slated to launch early 2018 and will retail for around $3,500, a steal considering most military-grade or professional underwater drones cost upwards of $20,000. The drone will be remotely controlled using a smartphone, tablet or PC and will have a high-definition camera mounted on it so consumers can explore the depths of the ocean without getting wet. A special wide-angled video lens that works in low light was created for this underwater consumer drone. Weighing in at fifteen pounds, the Blueye Pioneer can travel up to 2.5 meters a second.
Scientists will be able to use this inexpensive underwater drone for environmental monitoring and fish farmers can use the device to monitor their stock and keep an eye on underwater conditions.
The Blueye Pioneer Drone Offers Views 150 Meters Under the Water
1. Affordable Underwater Drones - The creation of affordable underwater drones like the Blueye Pioneer offers opportunities for ocean exploration and scientific research.
2. Smartphone-controlled Drones - The development of smartphone-controlled underwater drones enables remote control and access, providing convenience for underwater exploration and monitoring.
3. Low-light Video Lenses - The creation of wide-angled video lenses that work in low light allows for better underwater exploration and monitoring, leading to more detailed research outcomes and insights.
1. Consumer Electronics - Underwater consumer drones like the Blueye Pioneer have the potential to become a popular consumer electronics product for those interested in ocean exploration and wildlife photography and videography.
2. Environmental Monitoring - The development of affordable underwater drones can lead to better environmental monitoring and research, providing opportunities for companies involved in environmental consulting and research.
3. Aquaculture - The Blueye Pioneer drone and similar devices can assist fish farmers in monitoring their stock and underwater conditions, creating opportunities for companies in the aquaculture industry.