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OpenROV Trident – An Underwater Drone for Everyone

The future of ocean exploration is here.

by OpenROV

“A new revolution in ocean exploration has begun, mirroring, in many ways, the invention of the Aqua-Lung. Small, low-cost, and easy to operate underwater and aerial vehicles are creating a sea change in how humans interact with the marine environment.” Motherboard VICE

“But this machine is also a kind of manifesto, an exhortation to humanity to join together with their robots and explore the universe.”Annalee Newitz, io9

“It’s such a cool idea! They should be in every hardware store.”Sylvia Earle, National Geographic Explorer-In-Residence and TED Prize Winner

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.)

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