What if I told you it’s actually possible to go fishing under the water without really getting wet? That sounds impossible but it’s exactly the kind of thing that’s achievable thanks to PowerRay, an underwater robot from technology company PowerVision that was introduced to the world at the start of the year.
In a brief demo at the ongoing IFA Global Press Conference in Lisbon, Portugal, Chris Leigh, the regional sales director at PowerVision for the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region, showed me how the PowerRay robot is able to make diving underwater either for fishing purposes or just fun a painless experience thanks to the power of the smartphone.
It’s actually possible to go fishing without getting yourself dirty. To go deep diving without really getting yourself wet. Yes, it’s the Year of our Lord 2017. #IFAGPC17
Posted by Android Kenya on Friday, 21 April 2017
According to Leigh, users can use several ways to view and interact with the images being transmitted by the PowerRay robot’s integrated ultra high definition camera. One of those ways is by using the PowerRay mobile application which users can download and install from the Google Play Store.
Using the app, users can not only just view the images being transmitted from under water but also take control of the robot itself. According to PowerVision, users can select travel mode, speed, and light setting, and operate the integrated 4K UHD camera functions for underwater photography and videography, all from the mobile app, things that are not possible to do using the robot’s virtual reality headset which can also be used to view the images being beamed from below the surface.
The PowerRay robot can dive up to 30 metres under water and its functions can be extended to include fishing by installing an optional add-on component, the PowerRay Fishfinder, “which leverages sonar system to detect fish with precision and sends images of fish and underwater landscape, temperature data, as well as alerts to users through internal Wi-Fi to enable fishermen to make spontaneous decisions.”