We all know the ocean holds endless keys to our past, yet it is not often we have the opportunity to discover and understand the history of our underwater world. ⁣ Ocean Secrets has brought to us one of the most unique uses for

Do you ever wonder what robots could do if they had minds of their own? We do, too. Meet our friend and partner, Antonella Wilby, a National Geographic Explorer whose current research focuses on developing vision-based algorithms for underwater robots. The goal of her research is to create semi-autonomous robots that are both curious and […]

Underwater robots have been an important tool for marine science, exploration, and work for the past thirty or forty years. We’ve become familiar with terms like ROV and AUV to describe types of subsea vehicles and these terms have been stable for years. However, there’s a new term cropping up in the last few years: […]

If you are a BlueROV2 user, you are probably familiar with the open-source software project, ArduSub, and how it can open the door for countless possibilities for your vehicle and its capabilities. But, did you know ArduSub is used for a myriad of vehicles that are NOT the BlueROV2? ⁣ Our friends at SeaView Systems […]

One of our favorite things about Blue Technology is the impact it is making on ocean health and conservation efforts. While many researchers use ROVs for monitoring marine life and coral reefs, our friend, Allison Chua, is using her BlueROV2 in a multinational collaboration on oil spill research. ⁣ ⁣ Based out of a lab […]

We recently had the pleasure of partnering with the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles’ DISCO Program on their L.A. Urban Ocean Expedition aimed at expanding their eDNA database. If you are unfamiliar with eDNA, this is DNA found in the environment (rather than an organism itself) which allows us to determine what organisms have […]

When engineers have some spare time in the middle of nowhere, bizarre things can happen. Our friends at Vectrino (inspired by the Philippe Stark chair) decided to make very interesting use of their time… After finding an old piece of wood by the lake, they cleaned it up, 3D scanned it, compared it to the […]

By: Jonathan N., Mechanical Engineer at Blue Robotics Hello everyone! Today we’ve got a few BlueROV2 updates to announce. We’re always working to make our products better, especially the BlueROV2, and these small changes make a big difference in the feel of the ROV’s frame. Here are the changes. Minor updates to the BlueROV2 frame. […]

Newest QGroundControl release. Hello everyone! Today we’re proud to announce an updated release of the BlueROV2‘s core software, which includes ArduSub, Companion, QGroundControl. This is our second big software update, and this time it can be performed without opening the electronics enclosure! Notable changes in this update are: Ability to display camera tilt angle, lights […]