If you fancy exploring the depths of the ocean you may be interested in a new underwater drone that has been created by OpenROV call the Trident.
OpenROV has taken to Kickstarter to raise the required $50,000 it needs to take the concept into production. Pledges are available to the early backers from $599 and provides everything you need to start exploring the ocean in style.
In just the first few days since launch the team has raised over $250,000, thanks to over 380 backers making sure the Trident underwater drone goes into production. Watch the promotional video below to learn more about the design, features and specifications of this compact and very portable underwater drone.
After four years designing and piloting underwater drones, we’ve taken everything we’ve learned and completely re-imagined what an underwater drone could be. Trident has a unique design that combines the versatility and control of an ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) and the efficiency of an AUV (Autonomous Underwater Vehicle). It can fly in long, straight survey lines called “transects” as well as perform delicate maneuvers in tight spaces, all while maintaining a sleek and powerful form factor.
Trident is easy to use and comes ready to go. Most importantly, it is incredibly fun to fly. (Flying really is the best term, because that’s exactly what it feels like when you’re piloting.)
For more information on the underwater drone and to make a pledge jump over to the Kickstarter website via the link below.