Underwater Exploration Robots

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Welcome to OpenROV!

About OpenROV

OpenROV is an open-source, low-cost underwater robot for exploration and education.
It's also a passionate community of professional and amateur ocean explorers and technologists.

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    75 m/246 feet

    OpenROV is capable to reach 75 meter/246 feet of seawater (we’ve taken them past 100m, but max depth depends on build quality). More than double the depth of recreational SCUBA divers.



    The source code as well as the hardware design are open and extensible.


    2 hours battery life

    When driving the ROV on a moderate power setting, you get 2 hours or more battery setting.


    Gamepad control

    You can drive the ROV with a gamepad. Exploration hasn't been easier!

The New York Times

"It could change the future of ocean exploration."

Dr. Sylvia Earle, National Geographic Explorer-in-residence

"I wish they were in every hardware store in the world."

Dr. Sylvia Earle, National Geographic Explorer-in-residence
Tim O'Reilly

"The maker movement at its best."

Tim O'Reilly, Founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media, Inc

Let's build a future where everyone has access to the tools for adventure.

What will you explore?