Why send an ROV instead of a human? Answer #1 Teeth During my reconnaissance mission to Cuba this week, I picked out a few key places to test the ROV when it's ready in May. Among the dive sites I've chosen are some deep coral canyons which are below diver depth. However, depth is not the only reason to use an ROV. Potential danger could also be a deciding factor in when to deploy a bot, in this case, could an ROV be a better choice when interacting with wildlife? Other ideas on when to choose an ROV over a human?
All my trips are based at a collectingstation in Chipoka where we sail out from to the different Places. Plan is to use Fisfinder/Plotter to find reefs and then deploy OpenROV to explore , this saves a lot of time compared to going in with scuba. Following equipment must be small, handy and have low power consumption: Fishfinder/plotter combo OpenROV (Of cause!) My own stand-alone DIY logger (In development): Water values: Ph, ORP,Conductivity, temperature. Above water: wind speed and direction, Rain, Light in Lux and RGB colours, Pressure (mbar), temperature and humidity. A camera is taking pictures of the lake for comparison to data on it's own SD. All measurements are marked by time taken from a RTC Solar-charger as backup for uC (6A LiPO) Data stored on uSD Some kind of solar charger as most collecting trips easily are 5 days at remote Places without electricity and just sleeping in a tent on the Beach.