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Gladius aquatic drone is designed for 100m dive

Mar 22, 2017, 7:54 AM EDT
(Source: New Atlas)
(Source: New Atlas)

After soaring into the skies, drones are set to dive deep into the waters with the rollout of a new entrant, called The Gladius, which is designed to hunt down fish, treasure chests, sunken ships and what not, courtesy its high-resolution camera. The drone, fashioned from a neutrally-buoyant aluminum alloy, comes with a 30 meters tether that runs up to a Wi-Fi equipped buoy.

Available in Standard and Advanced versions, with varying Wi-Fi ranges, the Gladius can run for about one and a half hour at the top speed of two meters per second on a single charge, writes New Atlas.

The video game-like control unit houses the user’s iOS or Android smartphone and provides the footage of what the drone sees and records underwater. The “big, yellow double-barreled monster,” priced at $599, appears quite handsome and might be a “cool way to have fun at the beach,” notes Tech Crunch.

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