What do you use to explore the depths of the oceans? You use a submarine, Duh! But that is soon going to change, a submarine, the best option to work underwater is soon going to change with the introduction of powerful underwater drones.
But WHY? You might ask. Well, how many times have you been aboard a submarine? How likely are you to board a submarine? Maybe some chances, now how many submarines do you own? None!
That is the problem posed by submarines, they are massive, extremely costly, require skilled crew for maneuvering, require constant inconvenient and costly maintenance and operation, and simply can’t be owned by the everyday user, us. If only we had a solution to all these burdensome problems that come with submarines.
The solution is called Titan. Developed by Genuino, Titan is a drone capable of travelling underwater with much more agility and comfort compared to a submarine. WAIT! A drone? Yes, a drone that doesn’t just help you explore the reaches of the sky and the cities and of course your neighborhood, but also helps you explore the depths of the sea that are alien even to many marine researchers.
“With titan, everyone can have fun getting to know the ocean.” – Geneinno team
Titan is one of many crowd-funded campaigns out of China, to date the company has raised $218,767 USD, 420% of the projected prototype cost.
Titan is being touted as the deepest underwater drone in the world. Diving up to 150m (492ft) vertically downward, reaching depth impossible for a lot of submarines, Titan can farther than any other drone to date and easily capture stunning underwater images and videos with its 4K 30fps camera. Built with smart gamepad control system and adaptable extension port, you can explore the ocean with endless possibilities.
Features of the new drone would include:
- Depth rated to 150m/492ft.
- Can shoot 4k video at 30fps.
- 6 thrusters for perfect control.
- 3,000 Lumen Lights for diving in the dark.
- Gamepad control system.
- Adaptable extension port.
- Included rolling case for ease of transport.
The fantastic features listed above are not just accessories you find in any UAV or drone that you can get conveniently; these features and accessories are picked, designed and optimized just for the purpose of Titan; marine research and study.
The incredible depth of the drone possible might be suspiciously deep, but the chassis of the drone is designed to bear the compressive pressures from water depths of at most 150 m with a factor of clearance of course.
The lighting is almost a must for any underwater research; and Titan provides just that 3,000 Lumen Lights attached to the drone. 6 thrusters attached to the drone account for accurate, swift and timely control of the drone. Well, splendid; this does indeed sound like a big deal, so how do you use it?
That is extremely simple as the drone is not driven with a radio transmitter with weird controls, it is driven with a Gamepad control system; facilitating users in working with Titan’s abilities underwater.
We hope this campaign actually goes into production stage rather than idly sitting in prototype phase, as many of these prototypes seem to do these days!