This is video of a work in progress to control a custom built BlueRoV2 directly via an iPhone (or tablet) app. This involves designing for the very small screen and making everything very simple and flexible to use. Not all parts of the video were shot in sequence but it is designed to show what’s going on.
This was the first real sea trial of the ROV and there are still bug fixes and enhancements to be made. It is anticipated that the depth value generated by the new Ping1D will plug straight into the existing depth profile as a data series so you can see where you are in the water column. This also lends itself to a new sea floor hold function and many other capabilities planned to be added in the future.