We are a research group and wish to control a swarm of underwater robots with water quality sensors installed in them. The control algorithm will be based on water quality sensors, depth, pressure and temperature measurements that we get from the drone.
Our search on open-source underwater robots is on-going and I wanted to inquire if you have any suggestions/ comments for us. We were hoping to get underwater robots for less than $1,000 each. There were a few products such as ROBOSEA BIKI, Chasing Dory etc. However, they don’t have open source API or sonic remote control for us to play with its control. Some ROVs are very bulky and we need a lighter version. We found Trident to be a more costly solution. However, their team says it’s not open-source as of yet.
Ideally we’d like to stay in range of $500 to $1,500. Thanks and looking forward to your replies.