Additional information
Dimensions457 mm L x 338 mm W x 254 mm H
Weight (with default Ballast and Blue Robotics Lithium-ion Battery)11-12 kg in Air
Weight (without ballast or battery)9-10 kg in Air
Cable Penetrator Holes18 total, 6 available for expansion
Wetted Materials6061-T6, 7075-T6 Anodized aluminum, 316, 18-8 Stainless steel, HDPE, Polycarbonate plastic, Nylon, Acrylic, PTFE, Plastic, FKM, Buna-N, R-3318 polyurethane foam, Polyurethane foam, Polyurethane, Epoxy, Molykote 111 compound
Electronics Enclosure / Battery EnclosureBlue Robotics 4" series WTE Battery Enclosure / Blue Robotics 3" series WTE
Buoyancy FoamR-3318 polyurethane foam
Ballast Weight9 x 200 g stainless steel weights
Maximum Rated Depth100 m (w/ acrylic tubes) / 300 m (w/ aluminum tubes)
Temperature Range0-30°C
Payload Capacity (configuration dependent)1.2 kg (4x Lumens) to 1.4 kg (no Lumens)
Maximum Forward Speed1.5 m/s
Forward Bollard Thrust (45°) / Vertical Bollard Thrust / Lateral Bollard Thrust (45°)9 kgf / 7 kgf / 9 kgf
Thrusters / ESC4 vectored, 2 vertical Blue Robotics T200 / Blue Robotics Basic 30A ESC
Battery Life (w/ Blue Robotics 15.6Ah battery)~2 hours (normal use) / ~4 hours (light use) / Batteries can be changed in about 30 seconds
Battery ConnectorXT90
Lights1500 lumens each with dimming control / 135 degree beam angle, with adjustable tilt
Tether Dimensions7.6 mm diameter x 25-300 m length
Working Strength / Breaking Strength45 kgf / 160 kgf
Strength MemberKevlar with waterblock
BuoyancyFreshwater = Neutral, Saltwater = Slightly Positive
Conductors4 or 1 twisted pairs, 26 AWG
IMU / Compass6-DOF IMU (on Navigator) / Dual 3-DOF magnetometers (on Navigator)
Internal PressureInternal barometer (on Navigator)
Pressure/Depth and Temperature Sensor (external)Blue Robotics Bar30
Current and Voltage SensingBlue Robotics Power Sense Module
Leak SensorIntegrated leak sensor (on Navigator)
Camera1080p, 30fps, 110° Horizontal FoV, +/- 90 degree camera tilt (180 total range), Hitec HS-5055MG, 0.01 lux Light Sensitivity
Control SystemFathom-X Tether Interface Board, Blue Robotics Navigator Autopilot, ArduSub + BlueOS Control Software
Software RequirementsWindows 10 64bit or later, MacOS 10.20 or later, Ubuntu 20.04 LTS or later
Hardware Requirementsi5 or equivalent processor, 8GB RAM, Solid-state drive (SSD) storage

Blue Robotics BlueROV2 – RS Aqua

The world's most affordable high-performance ROV.

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With a 6-thruster vectored configuration, open-source electronics and software, and plenty of expandability, the Blue Robotics BlueROV2 is perfect for inspections, research, and adventuring. What will you see?

The BlueROV2 comes partially assembled and requires 6-8 hours of user assembly to complete. During the assembly process, you learn how all of the components of the system work and fit together and it leaves you with the knowledge needed to make upgrades and improvements in the future!

Key Features

BlueROV2 Key Features

•   Live HD Camera and Lighting – 1080p, 30 fps wide-angle low-light camera optimised for use on the ROV

•   T200 Vectored Thruster Configuration – Six thrusters providing a high thrust-to-weight ratio and precise movement

•   Depth Rating up to 300 metres – Configured with either acrylic plastic (100 m) or anodized aluminum enclosures (300 m)

•   Modular Frame Design and Expandability – Designed like a work/research class ROV with a simple yet robust and expandable frame

•   Powered by the Navigator Flight Controller and BlueOS – Purpose-built controller for ROVs with an inertial measurement unit (IMU), magnetometer, and a leak sensor. Coupled with a Rasberry Pi 4 computer, which runs the open-source BlueOS software.

•   Various Accessories and Add-ons Available – From the tether length, through additional lights and thrusters, your BlueROV2 is configurable from the start! Once you have the basics, it can be expanded with a gripper, a spool, sonars, and endless integrations.

FAQs for BlueROV2

What type of ports are available for additional sensor connections?

The ROV communication is Ethernet-based, so Ethernet-based devices can be integrated by tapping into the ROV network through an Ethernet Switch. There is direct access to the onboard Raspberry Pi to integrate 3rd party sensors via USB. Lastly, three spare twisted pairs are available in the tether to connect RS485 devices to the topside.

What’s the strongest current the ROV can operate in?

The maximum speed of the BlueROV2 is 3 knots, but we typically recommend operating in no more than 1-1.5 knots of the current, so there is still reserve control authority to head into the current.

What is the maximum payload?

The amount of buoyancy available without ballast weights is 1.2 – 1.4 kg, depending on the number of Lumens mounted. At full gain, the vertical thrusters can produce about 7 kg of thrust.

Our website only covers a small portion of the information available on the BlueROV 2. If you would like to learn more about the ROV and its applications, we recommend taking a look at Blue Robotics’ BlueROV 2 Buyer Guide by Application and Option, Community Forums & User videos on YouTube.

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Additional information
Dimensions457 mm L x 338 mm W x 254 mm H
Weight (with default Ballast and Blue Robotics Lithium-ion Battery)11-12 kg in Air
Weight (without ballast or battery)9-10 kg in Air
Cable Penetrator Holes18 total, 6 available for expansion
Wetted Materials6061-T6, 7075-T6 Anodized aluminum, 316, 18-8 Stainless steel, HDPE, Polycarbonate plastic, Nylon, Acrylic, PTFE, Plastic, FKM, Buna-N, R-3318 polyurethane foam, Polyurethane foam, Polyurethane, Epoxy, Molykote 111 compound
Electronics Enclosure / Battery EnclosureBlue Robotics 4" series WTE Battery Enclosure / Blue Robotics 3" series WTE
Buoyancy FoamR-3318 polyurethane foam
Ballast Weight9 x 200 g stainless steel weights
Maximum Rated Depth100 m (w/ acrylic tubes) / 300 m (w/ aluminum tubes)
Temperature Range0-30°C
Payload Capacity (configuration dependent)1.2 kg (4x Lumens) to 1.4 kg (no Lumens)
Maximum Forward Speed1.5 m/s
Forward Bollard Thrust (45°) / Vertical Bollard Thrust / Lateral Bollard Thrust (45°)9 kgf / 7 kgf / 9 kgf
Thrusters / ESC4 vectored, 2 vertical Blue Robotics T200 / Blue Robotics Basic 30A ESC
Battery Life (w/ Blue Robotics 15.6Ah battery)~2 hours (normal use) / ~4 hours (light use) / Batteries can be changed in about 30 seconds
Battery ConnectorXT90
Lights1500 lumens each with dimming control / 135 degree beam angle, with adjustable tilt
Tether Dimensions7.6 mm diameter x 25-300 m length
Working Strength / Breaking Strength45 kgf / 160 kgf
Strength MemberKevlar with waterblock
BuoyancyFreshwater = Neutral, Saltwater = Slightly Positive
Conductors4 or 1 twisted pairs, 26 AWG
IMU / Compass6-DOF IMU (on Navigator) / Dual 3-DOF magnetometers (on Navigator)
Internal PressureInternal barometer (on Navigator)
Pressure/Depth and Temperature Sensor (external)Blue Robotics Bar30
Current and Voltage SensingBlue Robotics Power Sense Module
Leak SensorIntegrated leak sensor (on Navigator)
Camera1080p, 30fps, 110° Horizontal FoV, +/- 90 degree camera tilt (180 total range), Hitec HS-5055MG, 0.01 lux Light Sensitivity
Control SystemFathom-X Tether Interface Board, Blue Robotics Navigator Autopilot, ArduSub + BlueOS Control Software
Software RequirementsWindows 10 64bit or later, MacOS 10.20 or later, Ubuntu 20.04 LTS or later
Hardware Requirementsi5 or equivalent processor, 8GB RAM, Solid-state drive (SSD) storage

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