Meet our very first Osibot…

  OSIBOT I – Mary

Designed and built as a rugged test platform to study the operational and scientific capabilities of various open source systems in a real-world ocean environment.





  Current Mission: Open Ocean Testing 

Launched: 8th July 2019,   Mission Status: COMPLETED

    Max Speed Achieved: 6.1 knots

Max Wind Encountered: 42 knots

Max Wave Height Encountered: 6.2 meters



Length:5 m (16.4ft)
Width:1.5 m (4.9ft)
Height:2 m (6ft)
Weight:300 kg (661lbs)
Draft:0.7m (2ft)
Hull Material:Fibreglass with honeycomb support
Range:Unlimited – (2 Years – Marine Growth)
Speed:2 Knots
Motors:2x 12V 56lbs Thrust Electric
ESCs:2x 75AMP Brushed
Solar Chargers:2x MMPT
Batteries:4x 100AH Lead Acid
Solar Panels:4x 250w Flex Solar
Autopilot:Pixhawk (PX4) running Ardurover
Communication 1:WIFI MAVLINK
Communication 2:Iridium Satellite MAVLINK
Raspberry PI & Rockblock running
SPL Radio Room & SPL Ground Control
GPS:External GPS Receiver
Payload CPU:Raspberry Pi 3+
Payload Camera:1080p USB Web Camera (Mast)
Current Payload:Timelapse Photography
(2 min intervals recorded to SD Card)
AIS Collision Avoidance:AIS Transmitter
Emergency GPS Tracker:SPOT Trace GPS Tracker (5 min updates)
Lights:2x Solar Powered Strobes (Red & Green)
Version: 1.0
Current Status:COMPLETED
Cost:$10,000 R&D
$10,000 Materials
+ 12 Months Labor