After a gnarly wipeout left Rusty with a decommissioned foamy, we wanted to do something cool that had never been done before: Send the first solar powered surfboard (Solar Surfer) from Los Angeles to Hawaii.
While doing our research, we realized the limiting component was the thruster. We needed something affordable that could resist saltwater, operate continuously, and be efficient for months on end. Scouring the internet for options, we found we were not alone; there were hobbyists, students, researchers, explorers, and maritime companies searching for the exact same thing.
Meanwhile on the mainland…
With this realization of high demand and zero options, we set out to design this elusive thruster ourselves, launching a 2014 Kickstarter Campaign for the legendary T100.
Manufacturing the thrusters in Rusty’s garage, Blue Robotics grew until those tight stone walls could no longer hold us in. With a couple of chairs, a spool of cable, and the wind at our backs, Blue Robotics rented out its first official warehouse and Rusty took to Craigslist to build his salty crew. Feeling risky and untethered to her life on dry land, Elisa decided a Sunday warehouse interview was just the adventure she was looking for.
Since then, Blue Robotics has developed hundreds of low cost marine components from sensors and sonars to enclosures and penetrators. Our community has expanded to thousands of sea faring innovators and our BlueROV2 has explored waters off every continent. Our mission of enabling the future of marine robotics has opened the door for others to explore, innovate, and create… and we couldn’t be happier to have you aboard.
How it started…
How it’s going…
and see how we do all the things
We’re on a mission to enable the future of marine robotics
We keep things open
but like not literally… because waterproofing is super important
Our family of Distributors have capabilities that are out of this world
but like still on planet Earth
Decher 869, oficina 7
Puerto Varas, Los Lagos
Av. 8 de Julio #3022
Lomas de Polanco Codigo Guadalajara, Jalisco
Aquabots Pte Ltd
19 Kim Keat Road
#02-12 Fu Tsu Building, Singapore 328804
26 HaMafteach Street
Bay Dynamics NZ
2 Amber Crescent, Judea
614 Clarence Ln
Escondido, CA 92029
BRS Robótica Submarina
Rua Primeiro de Maio, 67 Sala 307
Centro - Campos dos Goytacazes/RJ
Buccaneer House, 4 Union Road
Macduff, AB44 1UJ, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Upper Market St, Eastleigh SO50 9FD
Casco Antiguo Portugal - Iberagar S.A.
Estrada Nacional N10, KM 18 Coina
Deep Supplies Pty Ltd
19 Adenmore Way
Kingsley WA 6026
CLL 8 84F 155
INT 1120 Medellin
Delta ROV Inc
Unit 17 N-O Philexcel Business Park
M.A. Roxas Highway Clark Freeport Zone
Far Eastern Ecological Center Ltd.
426 Mira ave office 404
3050 Venture Lane, Suite 104
Melbourne, Florida 32934
FINDi Co., Ltd.
1-1-1 Shibaura, Minato-ku
Yeonsuwon-ro 64, Danwon-gu
RM306, Ansan POST-BI Center
Republic of Korea
Rua Latino Coelho, 22A
Penha, Rio de Janeiro, CEP 21070-720
Future Oceans International Co., Ltd
No. 37, Aly. 3, Ln. 289
Zhuangjing Rd., Xinyi Dist Taipei City 110
22, rue Pierre Brossolette
Village des Mascareignes 2, Hangar D20, 97420 LE PORT
Ing.-Buero G. Pinnow IGP
Kleine Reichenstr. 1
Miaouli str. 43-45
308 Le Solarium Building
Dubai Silicon Oasis, Dubai, 48987
United Arab Emirates
Dalegata 71 1 etg.
Marine Thinking Inc.
1st Floor Annex - 40 Charlotte Street
Saint John, NB E2L 2H6
Ocean Robotix Pvt. Ltd
#1218, 3rd Floor Nanjappa Arcade, Nanjappa Main Road, 2nd Block
Vidyaranyapura, Bengaluru, Karnataka, 560097
Oceanautics Pvt. Ltd.
Flat No T1 S NO 126/5, 6, Enclave, Sathavahana Road 3
Kurmannpalem, Visakhapatnam, 530046
Oceanographic Research & Engineering
9-4-19 Sakurayama Zushi
Oceasian Technology Co., Ltd
No.18, Jinrui 3rd Street
Aoyuan Yangsheng Plaza, Panyu, Guangzhou
QSTAR ROV Training & Subsea Solutions
Port Forum, Carrer de La Pau 12
18005 Lapointe, Building #305
Mirabel, Québec J7J 0G2
26 Trema Rd
ROV Expert (MDC)
6 Rue du Coussat
4-2-342 Takamori Izumiku
Sendai, Miyagi 981-3206
ROV Service Chile
Ruta 7 KM 17.5
Calle Olavarria S/N, Pichiquillaipe
11, Eumnae-ro 15beon-gil, Seobu-ri
Gijang-eup, Gijang-gun, Busan
Republic of Korea
RS Aqua Ltd
21/22 The Slipway
Port Solent, Portsmouth, PO6 4TR
710A New England Rd
Cape May, NJ 08204
Searobotix (Hangzhou AOHAI Marine Engineering)
Hangzhou High-tech Enterprise Incubation Park Room 2B02, Building No.1
452 6th Street, Qiantang New Area, Hangzhou, 310018, ZheJiang Province
Seascape Subsea BV
De Hoogjens 22
4254 XW Sleeuwijk
SeaView Systems Inc.
7275 Joy Rd Ste A
Dexter, MI 48130
SEKIDO Co., Ltd.
Kunitachi-City, Tokyo. 186-0002
SIX VOICE, Inc.
Shibuya 3-1-15, Shibuya
SONNEN HEIME #404, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0002
SORS Ricerche s.a.s.
VIA BAVENO 22
Southern Ocean Subsea PTY Ltd.
2/3 Mertonvale Circuit
Kingston, Tasmania 7050
SPOT X Underwater Vision
28A/53-57 Link Drive
Yatala QLD 4207
Czeslawa Milosza 19
Subsea Specialist Limited
LP 106, Tropical Marine Compound, Western Main Road
Trinidad and Tobago
via Lucca, 2
Vibo Valentia Marina, 89900
Temasek Allied Engineering
Center for Unmanned Technologies Lab, Building E2, Level 1, Kulliyyah Of Engineering,
International Islamic University Malaysia, Jalan Gombak, 53100, Kuala Lumpur
Alsancak, İşçiler Caddesi no:143
Umur Bey Mahallesi, İzmir, 35230
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