Blueye Pioneer is an underwater drone from the Norwegian startup Blueye Robotics. Allows you to conduct high-quality underwater photography at a depth of up to 152 meters.
Blueye Robotics co-founder Christine Spiten said, “If you compare the Blueye Pioneer to a UAV, it’s the level of a DJI Phantom 4.”
The link between the Blueye Pioneer and the gadget is a Wi-Fi buoy or WIRELESS SURFACE UNIT (WSU), which in turn is connected to the underwater drone via a cable. The removal distance from the buoy is up to 30 meters. The immersion depth with the cable that comes with the kit is 75 meters.
The control is carried out using a smartphone/tablet (IOS/Android) via the BLUEYE application, as well as a combination of VR glasses + gadget + Blueye wireless controller (included).
- IMU sensor
- Depth sensor
- Magnetometer (compass)
- Temperature sensor inside/outside
Blueye Pioneer is equipped with a special modified Full HD camera adapted for high-quality shooting underwater with a wide viewing angle. Shoots in 1080p at 30fps.
Blueye Pioneer provides underwater lighting with a powerful LED system that works in close connection with the camera. The brightness of the illumination depends on the depth of the dive. This approach provided high-quality photo and video material at the output.
The underwater drone is equipped with three 350W thrusters each, two rear and one center for vertical movement of the underwater drone.
The Pioneer Drone has an average run time of about 2 hours.
The stock package will include:
- Blueye Pioneer underwater drone
- WiFi buoy (WSU)
- 75 meter cable
- Blueye Wireless Controller
- Blueye intelligent battery
- MovieMask VR glasses
- Blueye mobile application
Blueye Pioneer is available for pre-order on the developer’s official website for $6,000.
Another underwater drone in exemplary quality and at an affordable price. Blueye Pioneer will be fully appreciated by people who are fond of scuba diving, as well as an underwater drone will serve well in the field of environmental monitoring, fish farming, aquaculture in general. WWF Norway is already among the major customers, which once again proves that this startup is worth paying attention to if you are looking for similar products. The developer promised that he would soon offer a more powerful underwater drone for exploring the ocean.
Blueye Pioneer underwater drone presentation.
Developer’s video filmed with the Blueye Pioneer underwater drone.