OpenROV Trident vs iBubble

trident

#1

For anyone interested in an OpenROV Trident or an iBubble, here’s a side by side spec comparison between the two. I chose the Explorer’s RC Pack for the iBubble, as remote control is probably basic functionality required by most people on this forum.

----------------------------- OpenROV Trident / Notilo Plus iBubble Explorer’s RC Pack
Expected release ----- Nov 2016 / Sep 2017
Preorder price --------- US$ 1200 / 2900
Camera included ----- yes / no
Motors ------------------- 3 / 8
Lateral movement ---- no / yes
Max Speed ------------- 2 m/s / 1 m/s
Run time ---------------- 3 hr / 1 hr
Battery replaceable – no / yes
Weight ------------------- 2.9 kg / 5 kg
Dimensions (LWH)- 402080 cm / 503525 cm
Payloads ---------------- yes / no
Included tether -------- 25m / 100m (Trident 100m tether available for $300)
Max depth -------------- 100m / 60m
Lights -------------------- ??? / 2x 1000 lumens
Camera stabilisation - no / yes

Obstacle avoidance – no / yes
Object/Diver following no / yes
Diver wireless control- no / yes


#2

It’s hard to compare the two, because the bubble needs a diver with it, (doesn’t it?), where as the Trident can do everything the bubble can do, without hopping in the water.


#3

The iBubble has an RC pack available, see my second sentence in the first post.

So the iBubble is actually at an advantage in this aspect, as one could use it both at the surface and also during a dive (autonomously and also manually with the wrist transmitter, according to their claims).