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: […]

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 […]

Today we have a very special new product announcement. We’re partnering with Water Linked, a Norwegian company, and announcing the release of a revolutionarily low-cost Underwater GPS system. This new product, the Water Linked Underwater GPS Explorer Kit combines a traditional GPS receiver and compass with an acoustic positioning system to provide positioning information underwater. […]

By: Jonathan N., Mechanical Engineer at Blue Robotics Hey guys! Since we started shipping BlueROV2s in August of 2016, we have been making improvements to the kit to make it easier and less time consuming to assemble. We have been incorporating some of the improvements quietly as we went, but we have made a couple […]

Hello everyone, we’re pleased to announce that the ArduSub project has merged with ArduPilot! This is a momentous occasion for the ArduSub project, with our two main developers, Jacob and Rusty, both becoming members of the ArduPilot development team. ArduSub is the first new vehicle type since the addition of ArduBoat in 2011, and is […]

ArduSub is the software at the heart of the BlueROV2. It’s based on the solid foundation of the ArduPilot code, which has been under development for years. ArduSub is open-source, fully featured, and growing rapidly. Today we want to share some in-progress news that’s been in the works for a long time: we’re working on […]

We’ve posted several new videos of the BlueROV2 in action in several locations. The first shows the BlueROV2 during a trip to Ensenada, Mexico where we visited two fish farms. The BlueROV2 was used to inspect their cage anchors and the inside of the cages. We were able to rapidly inspect anchors at 130 ft […]

We are very excited to announce the release of the BlueROV Developer Version! The BlueROV is an ROV kit for experienced hobbyists, DIYers, and those wishing to learn! It comes as an unassembled kit with frame, watertight enclosure, thrusters, and speed controllers. The electronics are up to you – open source software is available. It […]