Monday, February 26, 2024

Meet FIFISH E-GO, a modular, multi-functional AI underwater robot

It’s fascinating to see how underwater drones have gained popularity among photographers and enthusiasts in recent years. With their ability to capture stunning images and videos from underwater locations, these drones have opened up a whole new world of possibilities for creative expression and exploration. With advancements in technology, these drones are becoming more affordable and user-friendly, making them accessible to a wider audience.

Underwater robotics company QYSEA Technology has recently introduced its next-generation advanced underwater operations expert, FIFISH E-GO.

With its modular design, upgraded power and imaging system, multi-load capabilities, and AI-powered features, the E-GO is one of the most powerful underwater robots on the market. It’s versatile and can handle challenging missions in a variety of subsea environments and applications.

FIFISH E-GO’s ring-wing motors provide added power
FIFISH E-GO’s ring-wing motors provide added power. Credit: QYSEA

The FIFISH E-GO underwater robot combines modularity, versatility, and performance. Its motor, lighting, camera, and battery modules can be easily detached and replaced, minimizing downtime and maximizing efficiency. The FIFISH E-GO can also accommodate up to six external tools simultaneously, making it a powerful and flexible tool for various underwater tasks.

The drone has a unique hot-swappable battery system that allows users to quickly change batteries without turning off the device. The battery should provide a good 2.5 hours of runtime on one charge. It also has a fast charging feature that can reach 90% capacity in just 50 minutes. The accompanying portable intelligent charging system offers multiple charging modes, providing power to other external smart devices as well.

The FIFISH E-GO’s powerful ring-wing motors enable the machine to achieve underwater speeds of over 3 knots (5.6 km/h) while maintaining rugged resistance to underwater currents.

FIFISH-EGO can utilize traditional laser scaling and innovative AI automation to accurately and efficiently measure underwater dimensions of objects.
FIFISH-EGO can utilize traditional laser scaling and innovative AI automation to accurately and efficiently measure the underwater dimensions of objects. Credit: QYSEA

Additionally, the E-GO is equipped with an industry-first 176-degree ultra-wide fisheye lens, delivering a 146-degree ultra-wide field of view underwater to capture a greater range of elements in a single frame. It also has an extreme macro adjustment capability that can focus down to a distance of 10 cm (3.9 in), allowing for clear observation of small and delicate features. Moreover, the FIFISH E-GO features 10,000 lumens of underwater lighting and a 160-degree wide illumination angle, ensuring clarity under dark and turbid oceans.

The drone is equipped with a 1/1.8-inch large sensor and supports 4K/30fps ultra HD video recording and RAW format photo shooting.

Furthermore, the E-GO’s design delivers enhanced stabilization for the machine during underwater operations, minimizing water flow disturbances. The ergonomic T-shaped tail fin design enhances operator mobility, enabling swift one-handed handling and rapid deployment.

FIFISH comes with QYSEA’s self-developed AI Vision Lock function that facilitates the adaptive stabilization and locking of target objects underwater with just a touch on the control screen. This feature, coupled with the AI plankton filtering algorithm, automatically optimizes visuals to provide clearer underwater scenes for professional underwater monitoring tasks across various sectors, including aquaculture, search and rescue, hull check-ups, and more.

In addition, FIFISH-EGO can leverage traditional laser scaling and AI automation through add-on tools to measure the underwater dimensions of objects accurately and efficiently. This allows for the identification of damaged areas in underwater structures such as ship ports, bridge pillars, and wind farm structures with high precision.

FIFISH E-GO is now available via the Qysea website for a price of US$6,499.