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.

 


the powerray drone revolutionizes recreational fishing
video corutesy of powervision

 

 

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.

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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.

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the underwater robot is even suitable for ice fishing

 

 

prior to this year’s CES, powervision robot corporation, an international leader in robotics, showcased the ‘poweregg’ drone at the 2016 CES and IFA events.

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the drone features a 4K UHD camera that captures underwater images and videos

 

 

via prnewswire

  • wow… the first image shows a hipster trying to trick a school of sarpa salpa, almost exclusive herbivores 🙂
    good luck with that wobbler lure, boy. You’re going to wait for a while…

    Filip says:
  • I have commented about a similar use of drones for fishing before.

    This use of technology takes the sense of sport and fair play out of fishing, and in the extreme it provides for the exploitation of our fishing stocks by targeting fish. If this drone’s sole purpose is to view and research the underwater environment, I would have no problems, but with a fishing application I have concerns. I would support legislation against the use of such an application, the potential for abuse and over-fishing by robotic angling is inconsistent with the sport and is against fair play, where the fish is allowed to hide.

    Andy A says:

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