Mini ROV Blueye
AURlab has seen Blueye develop from the concept. Currently, we have a fleet of vehicles and models ranging from the first Pioneer to a more recent X3 and Pro.
All of them have a forward looking camera, but depending on the generation some of them include the ability to tilt the camera, and more recently the capacity to add external hardware.
External lights, a Go Pro, a Gripper to grab things under water, an increasing set of sensors are now enabled into the vehicle. For example, forward looking multibeam sonar, USBL, DVL are options one can consider when designing a scientific project with it.
We have also performed numerous trials with a setup that uses two Blueyes joined by a frame in between them. This increases the capacity of transporting larger sensors, like a UHI or a SILcam.