Meet our very first Osibot…



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 in the South Pacific Ocean.



  Current Mission: Open Ocean Testing 

Launched: 8th July 2019   

Mission Status: COMPLETED

Distance Travelled: 742 km

    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