Oceanbotics Inc.  

15375 Barranca Pkwy
Irvine,  CA  92618

United States
http://www.oceanbotics.com
  • Booth: 2365

Oceanbotics is the world’s leading manufacturer of easy-to-use, maneuverable, and reliable professional underwater drones (ROVs). Our intuitive SubNav OS software and integrated Xbox controller provide an Apple-like experience, making our products ideal for Defense, Search & Rescue, Offshore Energy, Aquaculture, and many other markets. Experience swift deployment in just 3 minutes. For more information visit


 Press Releases

  •  The future of subsea pipeline inspections lies within the advanced technology of professional underwater drones. In developing the SRV-8 underwater drone, our central focus was to enhance the operator's experience by prioritizing user-friendly operation and ensuring the drone's reliability in challenging offshore environments. The integration of underwater drones, as exemplified by the SRV-8, has emerged as a transformative force in the oil and gas industry. Our drones present a user-friendly and efficient alternative to the challenges associated with traditional inspection methods. These challenges include harsh underwater conditions, unsafe working environments, unreliable equipment and time-consuming operations, all of which ultimately result in increased costs.

      The SRV-8 underwater drone distinguishes itself as a top-tier asset for inspection divers, offering rapid deployment in just 3 minutes. Operated using a standard Xbox controller and our integrated SubNav OS software, users benefit from a seamless experience comparable to Apple's user-friendly interface. The software design allows effortless transitions between various views, including sonar, navigation, and high-definition video streaming. After completing a mission, captured data is consolidated into a single file for convenient mission recording, playback, and post-analysis. The SRV-8 is more than a tool; it represents a comprehensive solution that redefines the efficiency and effectiveness of subsea inspections.

      The SRV-8's rugged design ensures superior performance in adverse offshore conditions, dominating harsh ocean currents using eight large brushless thrusters. Boasting an impressive battery life of up to 6 hours and the convenience of hot-swappable batteries, the SRV-8 extends mission duration, saving time and enhancing the safety of inspection divers. Offering a diverse range of tools, including sonar, navigation systems, and grabber arms, the SRV-8 ensures optimal functionality. These advanced features not only perfect operations but also contribute to increased efficiency in subsea pipeline inspections, creating a safer and cost-effective solution for offshore professionals and beyond. 

  • We sat down with Francisco Domingo of INMARVENCO C.A., a Venezuelan commercial diving company, to discuss his team’s experience using their SRV-8 ROV (remotely operated vehicle) for underwater pipeline inspections. During our interview, he discussed what types of solutions the SRV-8 offers for offshore professionals, and why they chose Oceanbotics over other ROV companies. See the full interview below. 

    What are some of the main factors that influenced your decision to choose the SRV-8 ROV over other competitors?

    Bigger isn’t always better. With a system like Oceanbotics’ SRV-8, you can perform the same, if not better, than larger ROVs in rough ocean conditions. We were looking for a compact, small ROV capable of operating in adverse offshore conditions. We wanted an underwater drone that could provide the same value as our bigger ROVs because it saves a lot of money for our clients.

    In terms of performance, what are your thoughts on our controller choices? 

    They are very easy to use. I have had two different generations of people piloting the SRV-8. The older generation prefers the fight stick type of control. However, pilots like my son, who is part of a newer generation, love the gaming controller and its ease of use.  

    Can you provide an example of a time that our ROV has given you cost savings?

    A major 30-degree offshore gas pipeline in Venezuela was hooked by the anchor of a tanker and displaced from its initial laying axis. In addition to visualizing the external damage to the concrete coating and validating whether the bare pipe had been damaged, our ROV pilots had to specify the displacement of the gas pipeline very precisely.

    Thanks to the SRV-8 and SubNav OS software, we had all the coordinates from previous underwater pipeline inspections, and we were able to tell the client how far it had moved much quicker than if we hadn’t had the underwater drone.

  • [IRVINE, October 24, 2023] — Oceanbotics recently appeared on 60 Minutes Australia, where their SRV-8 underwater drone played a crucial role in taking down a major cocaine smuggling operation valued at $80 million. The episode, titled "What is parasite smuggling and why is it so dangerous," delves into the world of drug trafficking beneath ships and how law enforcement is utilizing Oceanbotics’ underwater drone technology to combat the issue.

    On August 9, 2023, Australian Border Force officers deployed their SRV-8 underwater drone, also known as an ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle), to identify a suspicious attachment on a ship. They discovered and confiscated approximately 200 kilograms of cocaine, preventing its distribution in Australia.

    The SRV-8 underwater drone has proven highly effective in inspecting the hulls and confined spaces of commercial vessels. The Australian Border Force is using its SRV-8 underwater drone to address high-risk transnational smuggling and minimize risks to their divers.

    Oceanbotics continues to advance its drone technology to support law enforcement and border force agencies worldwide.

  • [IRVINE, CALIFORNIA, December 14, 2023] – The Mexico Port Authorities have enhanced their port security capabilities by obtaining nine (9) advanced SRV-8 professional underwater drones from Oceanbotics Inc. This strategic move aims to elevate their surveillance and monitoring capacities, ensuring state-of-the-art technology is deployed across all ports under their jurisdiction.

    During the summer, the Oceanbotics support team conducted an immersive, in-person training program for the Mexico Port Authorities. With these drones in operation, professionals are empowered to conduct real-time hull inspections, enhance threat detection measures, and monitor environmental conditions.

    As the global landscape transitions towards the widespread adoption of professional underwater drones, this investment positions the Mexico Port Authorities at the forefront of maritime security, setting new industry standards.


 Products

  • SRV-8 Underwater ROV
    The SRV-8 professional underwater drone (ROV) is designed with the operator in mind, offering unparalleled ease of use and extraordinary maneuverability....

  • The SRV-8 stands out as the top pick for professionals prioritizing accuracy and underwater speed. With our user-friendly Xbox controller and intuitive Subnav OS software, you can swiftly deploy it in only 3 minutes. Benefit from our exceptional battery power, lasting up to 8 hours, ensuring operators can accomplish their missions without interruption. Personalize your ROV with attachments such as sonar, underwater navigation systems, and jaw grabbers.

    What makes the SRV-8 ROV the first choice for offshore professionals?

    Oceanbotics' SRV-8 emerges as the optimal choice for offshore operations, proving that bigger isn't always better. This compact ROV excels even in rough ocean conditions, rivaling larger counterparts in performance. Offering cost-effective solutions without compromising efficiency, the SRV-8 is favored for its ease of use, accommodating both seasoned operators and newcomers. With intuitive controls, including options like an Xbox controller, piloting becomes a seamless experience. Utilizing SubNav OS software, the SRV-8 facilitates swift data retrieval, enabling quick analysis and informed decision-making. Its capability to retrieve coordinates from previous inspections streamlines processes, providing invaluable insights to clients in record time.

    SPEC SRV-8
    Length 50cm (19.5 in)
    Width 43cm (17 in)
    Height 33cm (13 in)
    Weight 18.6 kg (41 lb)
    Depth Rating 305 m
    Number of Thrusters 8 Brushless Thrusters
    Number of Lights 2 (1500 lumes each)
    Resolution 1080p (4k optional)
    Hot-Swappable Batteries yes
    Battery Life up to 8 hours
    Recharge Time 2-3 hours
    Included Software SubNav OS (closed source)
    Copper Tether (standard) yes
    Diameter 4.5 mm
    Length 305 m (1,000 ft)
    Fiberoptic Tether (optional) yes
    Diameter 4.3 mm
    Length up to 3 km
  • SRV-8X Optimus Underwater ROV
    Operate in challenging offshore missions using the larger, more powerful SRV-8X Optimus underwater drone (ROV)....

  • Designed for enhanced payload capacity and extended depth range, the SRV-8X maintains its user-friendly interface while delivering superior performance. Effortlessly deploy our larger vehicle in less than five minutes, ensuring the completion of your mission with confidence. Depth rated to 500m.

    What makes the SRV-8X Optimus a powerful tool for offshore professionals?

    Oceanbotics' SRV-8X Optimus emerges as the optimal choice for offshore operations. This larger compact ROV excels in even rougher ocean conditions, rivaling larger counterparts in performance. Offering cost-effective solutions without compromising efficiency, the SRV-8X is favored for its ease of use, accommodating both seasoned operators and newcomers. With intuitive controls, including options like an Xbox controller, piloting becomes a seamless experience. Utilizing SubNav OS software, the SRV-8X facilitates swift data retrieval, enabling quick analysis and informed decision-making. Its capability to retrieve coordinates from previous inspections streamlines processes, providing invaluable insights to clients in record time.

    SPEC SRV-8 SRV-8X Optimus
    Length 50cm (19.5 in) 64 cm (25 in)
    Width 43cm (17 in) 51 cm (20 in)
    Height 33cm (13 in) 43 cm (17 in)
    Weight 18.6 kg (41 lb) 25 kbg (55 lb)
    Depth Rating 350 m 500 m
    Number of Thrusters 8 Brushless Thrusters 8 Brushless Thrusters
    Number of Lights 2 (1500 lumes each) 4 (1500 lumes each)
    Resolution 1080p (4k optional) 1080p (4k optional)
    Hot-Swappable Batteries yes yes
    Battery Life up to 8 hours up to 6 hours
    Recharge Time 2-3 hours 2-3 hours
    Included Software SubNav OS (closed source) SubNav OS (closed source)
    Copper Tether (standard) yes yes
    Diameter 4.5 mm 4.5 mm
    Length 305 m (1,000 ft) 500 m (1,640 ft)
    Fiberoptic Tether (optional) yes yes
    Diameter 4.3 mm 4.3 mm
    Length up to 3 km up to 3 km

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