The GoPro camera is virtually synonymous with action sports, and those with both legitimate and nefarious purposes have adapted it for a whole variety of uses. Now that functionality is expanding thanks to the Seawolf, a new underwater remote operated vehicle that’s designed with GoPro integration in mind. In other words: a friggin’ GoPro submarine!
Unveiled by TTRobotix at CES 2015 and gearing up for launch (pun so intended) in August, the 2.5-foot-long Seawolf looks to be a pretty promising machine. Connected to a small surface unit with a WiFi transceiver, the craft has a maximum diving depth of over 32 feet. Live video is transmitted to an 8-inch viewing screen attached to the remote controller, giving the operator real-time feedback of what’s taking place below the surface.
Practical applications for this are almost endless, from subsurface exploration and marine research to underwater filmmaking. The $1,000 price tag might put it a little out of the reach of most hobbyists but is well within budget for avid enthusiasts, research teams, and budget-conscious filmmakers.
Now that you can get that creepy footage at the beach without ever having to step foot in the water, your degenerate possibilities are endless…
[via Popular Photography | header image via screen grab, TTRobotix]
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