CES 2017: at the CES 2017 electronics and technology trade show, powervision presents the ‘powerray’, an underwater drone that revolutionizes the recreational fishing industry. designed for freshwater, saltwater, and even ice fishing, the robot provides a thrilling and effortless experience for enthusiasts and hobbyists alike. it can dive as deep as 30 meters, and detect fishes up to 40 meters way from it with pin-point precision of up to 10 centimeters. packing even more features, the sub-drone includes an internal fish luring light with a hue of blue, and a remotely operated bait drop.
‘recreational fishing is one of the lifestyle areas that has not seen major technology breakthroughs. by introducing powerray, powervision is completely changing the way we have been fishing in the past 7,000 years. through innovating the fish finding technology and features, providing the thrill of finding the catch and an immersive underwater experience through virtual reality, powerray is going to provide more efficiency, thrill, and fun to fishermen around the world,‘ said wally zheng, CEO of powervision technology group. ‘recreational fishing will never be the same again.‘
with the accompanying powerray fishfinder, the drone uses sonar systems to detect fish and then sends images of them, the underwater landscape, and temperature data to the users through internal wifi. this connection allows transmission over a distance of up to 80 meters. by using the mobile app, which is available on iOS and android devices, fishers can view real-time photos or videos that are captured by the robot’s 4K UHD camera. furthermore, users can also see the live position of the drone, and can select the travel mode, speed, and light settings via their electronic devices.
it features a fish luring light and a remote bait drop
all images courtesy of powervision
taking its technology one step further, the ‘powerray’ drone can provide an immersive first person view experience through connecting to a powervision VR goggle. the virtual reality headset offers a thrilling underwater view that can become a more fun and game-like experience. with gravity and gesture recognition capabilities, the goggle allows users to interact with and control the robot via head tilting.
the underwater robot is even suitable for ice fishing
the drone features a 4K UHD camera that captures underwater images and videos