Underwater exploration has enraptured humankind for as long as we can remember. But capturing photos and video in a complex and unpredictable environment has remained an elusive dream...
...Until now. The Navatics MITO remotely operated vehicle (ROV) is a feat of human engineering. Impeccable stabilization algorithm, 4K camera, a remote control system to explore further, and a waterproof swappable battery system to go longer. All packed into an animal-friendly form factor that fits in your backpack.
We're proud to introduce Navatics MITO after years of research and development. Scroll down to learn more, and back this project now to to join the mission.
Navatics MITO's advanced technology combines to create the most stable ROV out there.
Sleek and compact, stable and remote-controlled, Navatics MITO chronicles your sea adventures whatever they may be. Navatics MITO’s portability makes it handy for marine exploration, pool & hull inspection, fishing monitoring and so much more.
Powerful thrusters tilt, hover and stabilize Navatics MITO even in heavy currents to capture the exact footage you want.
In-house advanced active stabilization algorithm in a 4-thruster design for depth and tilt guarantees stability and control. Inertial Measurements Unit and pressure sensors measure its depth and orientation, even in the complex environment underwater. It can react to abrupt changes instantly by calculating and sending command signals to the thrusters for automatic stabilization.
Navatics MITO is the only recreational ROV with an adjustable tilt lock. Adjustable tilt lock from -45 ° to 45 ° enables it to capture a stunning tilt-down or tilt-up shot while moving forward or backward.
The custom-designed remote controls Navatics MITO using radio frequency. It connects your smartphone to a wireless transmission system on a waterproof buoy with a range up to 500 m /1640 ft. From there, Navatics MITO can submerge about 40m /131 ft. into the ocean depths.
Diving up to 40 m/131 ft., Navatics MITO shoots at 4K 30 frames per second and captures 8MP stills that can be stored on an onboard 64GB storage. It also offers 1080p streaming to the Navatics app, which features built-in tools for color correction and let you share your underwater moments directly on social media.
Navatics MITO and its accessories easily fit into backpacks, carry-on luggage, and beach bags, and at only 6.6 lbs (2.9Kg), it's light enough to bring along "just in case."
Two bright 1000 lumen LED lights illuminate a clear path for Navatics MITO as it navigates ensuring you can see where you're going and what footage you're capturing.
Wonders never cease in the deep, so why should Navatics MITO? Stay underwater longer with a 4 hour battery you can swap out easily.
Navatics MITO respects and protects our marine life friends. Specially designed with high torque and low rotation speed brushless thrusters, ensure less noise pollution and won’t scare off marine animals.
Each Navatics MITO pre-order comes with one sleek underwater drone, a waterproof communication buoy, 50 meters long neutral buoyant tether, remote controller that can connect to your smartphone, charger and charging cable for all parts.
*Detailed Technical Specifications are written out in the FAQ
The free Android and iOS app lets you easily set up and manage Navatics MITO.
FROM UNIVERSITY TO REALITY: OUR STORY
Founded in 2016, Navatics Technology Ltd. is a passionate innovator that excels in the making of underwater robots. With stability as our foundation, we strive to create the most user-friendly and affordable submersible vehicle. We truly believe in the power of underwater robotics to bridge the gap between human and the marine world, to help everyone explore the vast ocean.
Our first underwater robot started out as a college project among the co-founders who are engineering graduates from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Inspired by the enthusiasm about diving and robotics, it has grown from a project into a company, Navatics, which implies the combination of “Naval” and “Robotics”.
Navatics MITO is a recreational underwater vehicle that can be used to explore depths. By adopting the advanced active stabilization algorithm, it can hover and keep its orientation despite the complex environment underwater. The size and battery capacity are designed to fit airline specification for carry-on luggage. With the easy-to-use wireless controller, it brings great user experience to diving, fishing, underwater photography and videography lovers.
We are able to ship worldwide. VAT and GST not included. Please see reward details for the shipping cost that applies to you.
We plan to ship Navatics MITO beginning in September 2018. Delivery to your doorsteps will start in November 2018. We will keep you up to date on our progress and the expected delivery date of your order. When it ships, you'll receive an email notification with your shipping details.
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We couldn't have made it this far without our great partners a few shout-outs go to:
- Marketing - Rainfactory
- Video - Film!CanaryIslands
- PR - Tandem Marketing Communications
- Video support - Wet Traveler
- Jessea Lu
- CG animation - Soya Studio
- Video support - Chuenwin Cultural Media Studio
- Music - bensound.com
Risks and challenges
Shipping schedule and quality is always a big concern when it comes to project like this. Surely it’s not an easy work to build a robot which integrated elegant industry design, efficient mechanism system, reliable electricity and advanced algorithm all together. Such great work can’t be done without passion and innovation, which we just have.
With stability as our foundation, we strive to create the most user-friendly and affordable submersible vehicle. Our co-founders are engineering graduates from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, which incubated successful entrepreneurs and companies, such as DJI and ePropulsion.
Even though it’s our first run of the product, we get strong support from alumni, such as ePropulsion, on the manufacturing process, solid supplier network and logistics. Just to minimize the risks so that we can bring the product to your doorstep as swiftly as possible. We’ll keep you posted the whole way through about process or timeline, and we’re always available to chat if you have any questions.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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