Autonomous. Customisable. Hybrid ROV.

The Boxfish OEM is our next generation, customisable underwater drone with
six degrees of freedom of operation and dynamic stabilisation. Its expandable architecture was designed from its inception to support both autonomous operations and tethered, high-bandwidth cameras and sensors via a fibre-optic connection.

The Boxfish OEM comes standard with a strong but lightweight fibre-optic tether that uses a 10Gb channel for video and a 1Gb channel (Ethernet) for data. The tether can be expanded to support additional 1Gb and 10Gb channels to support additional cameras and sensors.

Onboard battery power and support for optional imaging sonar, DVL, USBL and other sensors allow the Boxfish OEM to become truly autonomous if desired. A simple command structure allows high-level control of the Boxfish OEM and simplifies automation.

Hybrid ROV Summary

  • Fibre-optic tether options for remotely operated or semi-autonomous operation
  • Supports onboard Jetson Xavier™ or other computer platform
  • Onboard controller with open protocol to simplify vehicle control
  • Forward stereo and reverse machine vision camera options
  • High quality 4K camera with onboard recording and uncompressed video feed over tether.


Autonomous ROV

Boxfish OEM is an autonomous ready customisable underwater drone. The ROV has an open platform and can be programmed for autonomous operation. While we currently don’t provide complete autonomy packages, we can include an onboard computer (optionally running ROS 2) that complements our standard controller. Additionally, the controller supports low-level direct control of each thruster for those who prefer to write their stabilisation and control algorithms.


Easy to setup, deploy & drive

Boxfish OEM Autonomous Capable UV

From plane, to boat, to dive, the lightweight and portable Boxfish OEM is an easy system to transport and deploy. Setup and launch within minutes of arriving on site, all manageable by … more a single operator. The military grade precision controls do the hard part, allowing for nimble, precise and direct movement.


With eight 3D-vectored thrusters, the Boxfish OEM offers the unique capability of six degrees of freedom of movement, meaning the vehicle can travel and orientate itself in any direction. This gives users … more a powerful tool for getting into and working in tight spaces and strong currents.

Extended Runtime

Boxfish Research Observation Class ROV in Action

The Boxfish OEM has 500Wh battery endurance. Typical deployments can easily last for 3-12 hours. Quick access, sealed ports mean the ROV can be charged easily in the field.

Up to 1000m Depth-Rated

Boxfish OEM Customisable Autonous-Capable ROV

We offer extended depth capability for Boxfish OEM. The standard depth rating for the custom ROV is 500m (1640ft) but customers can extend this to 1,000m (3281ft).

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