Marseille, France, October 29, 2018 – Notilo Plus, a company developing intelligent, autonomous underwater systems, today announces the global commercial launch of iBubble, the world’s first fully wireless, autonomous and intelligent underwater drone. iBubble can accompany divers for up to an hour and up to 197 feet depth, acting as their personal cameraman, enabling superior underwater imaging.
This novel remotely operated vehicle (ROV) was designed using Notilo Plus’ patented underwater localization technology, enabling subaquatic adventures without tethers. It comes with an advanced AI system, offering total autonomy and self-learning capabilities. iBubble is equipped with a state-of-the-art obstacle avoidance system, which allows it to smoothly follow a diver, while obtaining images of unparalleled quality for personal or commercial use. It features real-time image recognition, a unique stabilization system as well as direct surface control, bringing outstanding performance to underwater imaging.
The iBubble ROV is an environmentally-conscious device. It does not disturb the fragile marine ecosystem thanks to its minimal noise emission levels and its special obstacle avoidance capability. iBubble can be used for sports and entertainment filming, diving instruction, wildlife protection, search and rescue operations, naval or underwater infrastructure maintenance and subsea patrolling.
“We are excited to introduce to the world the first fully wireless, autonomous underwater drone,” says Nicolas Gambini, CEO of Notilo Plus. “With the countless cutting edge technologies brought by the iBubble, coupled with its ability to bring exceptional pictures and video footage, this is a remarkable and versatile device for any diving activity.”
The first batches of iBubble drones will be delivered to the first customers, including the Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign supporters, from mid-November 2018.
The device is now available for order globally. New customers can make a 30% deposit payment for the next shipment, scheduled for January 2019. The retail price of the iBubble is $4,099, when purchased from the company’s website: https://ibubble.camera/shop/
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About Notilo Plus
Notilo Plus is a French start-up created in 2016 and based in Marseille, expert in intelligent underwater exploration, with the preservation of underwater environments always in mind. All the autonomous underwater devices under development can be adapted to the practical needs of holidaymakers as well as to the most demanding requirements of scientific, industrial and defense sector professionals.