Introducing Seawolf – The new remote-operated GoPro submarine from TTRobotix

Jun 5, 2015

Allen Mowery

Allen Mowery is a Nationally-published Commercial & Editorial Photographer with over 20 years of experience. He has shot for major brands as well small clients. When not shooting client work or chasing overgrown wildlife from his yard, he loves to capture the stories of the people and culture around him.

Introducing Seawolf – The new remote-operated GoPro submarine from TTRobotix

Jun 5, 2015

Allen Mowery

Allen Mowery is a Nationally-published Commercial & Editorial Photographer with over 20 years of experience. He has shot for major brands as well small clients. When not shooting client work or chasing overgrown wildlife from his yard, he loves to capture the stories of the people and culture around him.

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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!

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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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6 responses to “Introducing Seawolf – The new remote-operated GoPro submarine from TTRobotix”

  1. Stephen McDonnell Avatar
    Stephen McDonnell

    Denis, fish finder

  2. Richard Jane Avatar
    Richard Jane

    Octonauts! To your stations.

  3. Richard Mullard Avatar
    Richard Mullard

    Looks just like the thunder tiger Neptune sb1, and probably twice the price.

  4. Mystic Reality Avatar
    Mystic Reality

    So why would you not show underwater video of your GoPro submarine? Also, what kind of transmitter are they putting in it that can pump a clear signal through water, not a very good medium for wireless signals?

    1. Allen Mowery Avatar
      Allen Mowery

      As the article stated, the sub itself is tethered to a unit that floats on the surface. The surface unit then transmits via wifi to the controller.

  5. Elmo Avatar
    Elmo

    Uuh. I was a bit exited but 10 meters isn’t that much…