Chinese company unveils cutting-edge new ROV for aquaculture

The development and deployment of compact ROVs (Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicles) over the past few years have helped users tremendously to overcome the technical difficulties and efficiency issues of small-scale underwater tasks. Professional activities like 4K filming, day-to-day aquaculture operations, and deep-sea operations have been boosted by innovations in this sector.

The Vision Lock platform in action

QYSEA has developed a vision platform for its ROVs that can visually fix on selected targets in any underwater environment


While the shooting ability, mobility and power of ROVs are continually improving, the ability to accurately and actively lock onto subjects visually underwater has remained a difficult bottleneck within the industry. ‘industry. In light of recent advances and developments, QYSEA Technology has launched an AI-based vision platform enabling its FIFISH underwater robots to achieve precise underwater active vision locking capabilities.

The newly developed QYSEA AI platform includes a range of adaptive position and vision locking systems for all FIFISH ROVs. Among these dynamic features, the AI ​​vision lock system can visually lock onto selected targets in any underwater environment with ease and precision. The user simply taps the area of ​​interest on their APP screen and the ROV then intuitively adjusts its position, locking the target in the center of the screen.

Enabling AI Vision Lock unlocks a range of intelligent capabilities that ensure selected subjects are the center of attention, improving operating efficiency and current resistance for the FIFISH user. Once locked onto the selected target and if the ROV’s posture – such as its pitch, direction, and rolls – is changed by outside elements or by the controller’s thinking, the FIFISH will intuitively readjust its position towards the focus point of the ROV. origin.

The key technology behind QYSEA’s AI platform is Dead Reckoning Inertial Navigation System (DR-INS). FIFISH ROVs use their built-in accelerometer and gyroscope to measure the acceleration and angular velocity of objects, and their computer systems to actively estimate and calculate the position, attitude, and velocity of moving objects, resulting in a real stabilized and smooth. locking of the hourly target. QYSEA’s AI platform and vision locking system are bringing disruptive and essential changes to maritime industries, further enhancing capabilities for the needs of professionals and enthusiasts.

QYSEA Vision Lock System

ROVs are gaining ground in aquaculture

Aquaculture in China has developed rapidly, ranking first in the world for more than 20 consecutive years and accounting for nearly 70 percent of the world’s total production. However, its rapid development also came with various challenges; traditional fish farms have relied on labor-intensive inspection methods, as well as harmful farming practices to manage its efficiency. The deployment of compact ROVs in the aquaculture world has greatly reduced the risks associated with humans and fish breeding. With the recent AI Vision Lock upgrade, the FIFISH can quickly locate and lock damaged areas around the fishing net and execute a quick repair with the Net Repair Kit add-on tool. Through these modernized methods, the marine industry is able to experience immense improvements in its standards and operations.

The marine applications and scenarios where FIFISH can benefit the user are not just limited to aquaculture. QYSEA’s AI vision locking platform introduces a new level of operational efficiency and capabilities for its ROV users. From underwater filming and discovery missions to advanced operational tasks, QYSEA’s latest comprehensive APP upgrade pushes the compact ROV industry to exciting new heights.

Laura J. Boyer