Are you curious to know what’s really under the sea? You can find out with an underwater drone that let you immerse yourself in ocean exploration, without having to put on a wetsuit. The average ROV has been predominantly used for commercial purposes, but now, everyday people can map the world’s waters with a helpful tech.
Ocean Ready Close-Up
Capturing breathtaking photos of life under the surface of the world’s major waterways is now easier than ever. The Aquarobotman Science & Technology Company has released the Nemo underwater drone for everyday individuals to maneuver. The company is based in Shenzen, China, and spent three years perfecting the technology for the Nemo before going public.
The Nemo was tested vigorously for six months and was used to explore underwater caves, check on ships, and photograph manta rays. Filmmakers, outdoor enthusiasts, and students can take advantage of the Nemo’s capabilities to gain a unique point-of-view of watery worlds.
High-Definition Specs That Wow
After enough tweaks and refinements, the Nemo is an ultra-stable drone because it uses a four-thruster system. This underwater ROV comes with a high-definition 4k, 30fps camera for capturing crystal clear images.
You can follow the path of the Nemo underwater using a smartphone app, or you can share the Nemo’s real-time view while wearing virtual reality goggles. This underwater drone can dive down to depths of 328 feet, and the quick change battery cell lasts up to three hours. If you enter a dark patch where there is not much light, or you want to take the Nemo out at night, there are LED modules to light the way.
Crowdfunding Fulfills A Dream
The Aquarobotman company utilized the power of people online to fund their project, and to gauge interest for the Nemo. Public interest in aerial drones has continued to surge in popularity, so recreational underwater drones are next to follow suit. The company only needed to raise $30,000, but managed to reach a goal of $84,078 with 78 backers.
The Nemo is a captivating underwater ROV because it can travel 3.9 knots, is controllable via iOS or Android, and includes high-end features. After a successful campaign, by November 2018, over 100 Nemo drones were delivered to 30 countries.
The Last Wild Frontier
Humans have managed to conquer the skies and land, but in-depth knowledge of our oceans are still a mystery. Exploring the deep sea has been challenging because of limitations in technology, air pressure, lack of oxygen, and extreme temperatures. Most ROV technology has been slated for use by commercial industries for tapping natural resources.
The race to map the oceans to gain a better understanding of climate change, undiscovered marine life, and understand how the oceans impact life on Earth require significant effort. Thanks to devices like the Nemo, members of the general public can captain personal exploration projects and collect data.
Underwater Drone Revolution Underway
As underwater drones become more affordable and widely available to the public, questions arise regarding responsible use, and not disturbing fragile ecosystems. Underwater drones can be used to check out shipwrecks, attempt to understand past events or capture how humans are impacting the oceans.
Thanks to the release of the Nemo and similar ROVs, common people outside of the military, scientific researchers, or photographers can explore the planet’s final frontier.