I’ve been waiting for so long to get my hands on the world’s first bionic drone. Finally, I was able to test it and write a review on it. What are my thoughts and would I recommend it? Keep reading to find out.
Deep-sea and technology fans from the start-up company Robosea have developed the first bionic underwater drone that moves wirelessly through the water without a propeller. As the new best buddy for the whole family, BIKI will capture unforgettable moments while splashing around in the pool or diving in the open sea.
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In order not to disturb the neighborhood in the aqua biosphere, BIKI has copied some of his animal diving companions. Driven by an elastic tail fin, the robot swims quietly through the water like a fish. But the high-tech Nemo has a lot ahead of its animated clownfish colleague: With the help of a GPS module, it automatically finds its way home (in this case back to the base station) and transmits its position to your smartphone. In addition, BIKI has a lot more intelligent technology under the hood. Thanks to an infrared sensor, autonomous control algorithm and a bionic sonar echolocation system that dolphins also use, the drone should be able to navigate in every underwater environment and avoid obstacles.
BIKI dives a full 90 to 120 minutes before he runs out of breath. During this time the fish robot makes itself useful as a documentary filmmaker in the pool or the sea depths. With its built-in 4K camera and 150-degree wide-angle lens, BIKI lets you explore the underwater world at depths of up to 60 meters. And no matter how cold and gloomy it is down there – the drone won’t tremble: thanks to a camera stabilizer, two lights and a camera platform that can be tilted and rotated. BIKI is supposed to capture every scene in razor-sharp detail. With a good 2.2 hours of video material or over 5000 photos on the internal 32 GB memory, you’ll definitely find some useful holiday snapshots for your photo album or social networks.
App and Controller
So that BIKI does not get lost in the vastness of the sea, he is dependent on your command. The dive drone can be navigated underwater with a handy waterproof controller. On surface, it works via WLAN with an app. Since BIKI can convert sound waves of different bandwidths into electronic signals, it can be controlled in real time in shallow waters. If you want the robot to look around in deeper regions constantly, you can pre-program its route and dive depth using an app. Temperature differences between 0 and 70 degrees, adverse offshore environments or treacherous coral reefs are no problem for the robust Aqua inspector.
- The maximum diving depth is 196 ft (60 meters).
- Battery life up to 2 hours.
- Weight 2.4 lbs
- Dimensions 10.71 x 4.33 x 7.13 inches
- The maximum speed is 1 knot (1.12 mph)
- Video storage 32 GB.
- The camera is 4K 16 MP.
What’s in the box
- BIKI Robot
- Caudal fin
- Remote controller
- Weight balancing block
- Wiping cloth
- Warranty card
Should you buy BIKI
BIKI is an excellent choice for people who are starting with exploring the underwater world. It has a pretty small price tag, and it is straightforward to use. Even your kids will love BIKI since it looks exactly like a robot fish. Your neighbors are not going to hate you, because this underwater robot is super quiet – making only 55 dB of noise.
Hope you enjoyed my Robosea BIKI review. As always, feel free to use the comments section down below to let me know your thoughts on this underwater drone.