We're really excited to announce a new ArduSub/Pixhawk controlled underwater underwater vehicle, the BlueROV2. The 6-thruster vectored configuration, coupled with strong static stability, provides a vehicle that is smooth and stable, yet highly maneuverable. The BlueROV2 provides the capabilities of a high-end mini-ROV at the price of the most basic commercial ROVs. It can reach depths of 100m and is highly expandable for new sensors, payloads, and capabilities.
We've spent the last six months working hard on ArduSub and contributing to QGroundControl to make the ArduPilot platform work well for subsea vehicles. It's come a long way in that time and we think it's got a bright future ahead.
The BlueROV2 comes as a partially-assembled kit (essentially ARF) and it can be completed in 4-8 hours. The setup is very straightforward and almost identical to ArduCopter!
The BlueROV2 is available for reservations with no money down today. Kits will begin shipping in August. Reserve yours today and please share if you know anyone who may be interested!
Reserve one now: BlueROV2 Product Page Link
Thanks for checking it out!
- Rusty @ Blue Robotics