Latest in Azorean

Image credit:

Insert Coin finalist: Ziphius aquatic drone hands-on (video)

Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Sponsored Links

Joining the handful of Insert Coin finalists at Expand is Azorean's cute Ziphius aquatic drone. While Fort Mason is located by the seaside, the folks actually brought their own little pool along to let their Raspberry Pi-powered robot splash around in; though it can happily operate in seawater as well and thus adding more use case possibilities -- be it for entertainment (including autonomous ball-chasing, for instance) or for environmental monitoring. Through a direct WiFi connection we were able to use an Android tablet to control both the Ziphius' surprisingly powerful motors and its camera's vertical position, as well as watching a live video feed at the same time.

The final version of the drone will come with an interchangeable chassis to suit different purposes or simply for personalization, and internally it'll be equipped with Raspberry Pi's upcoming high quality camera module, which will enable even better streaming and onboard 1080p 30fps capture. According to CEO Edmundo Nobre, the Kickstarter campaign will launch before the end of the month, and he's hoping to bring the Ziphius to the mass market with a price point at around $200 to $250. Not bad, huh? Check out our hands-on video after the break.

Gallery: Insert Coin: Ziphius aquatic drone hands-on | 16 Photos

Follow all of Engadget's Expand coverage live from San Francisco right here!

Edgar Alvarez contributed to this article.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Popular on Engadget

Engadget's 2019 Back-to-School Guide

Engadget's 2019 Back-to-School Guide

View
Porsche Taycan will come with a standalone Apple Music app

Porsche Taycan will come with a standalone Apple Music app

View
'Final Fantasy VIII' Remastered is coming out on September 3rd

'Final Fantasy VIII' Remastered is coming out on September 3rd

View
Bloomberg: Apple plans to launch TV+ in November for $10 a month

Bloomberg: Apple plans to launch TV+ in November for $10 a month

View
Amazon unveils trailer for third season of ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’

Amazon unveils trailer for third season of ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr