Chinese companies have taken a leading role in the years-long transition of drones from niche cutting-edge technology to affordable consumer electronics. However, the once emerging sector is already crowded with DJI dominating. Seeing this, one company is moving from air to sea to capture market share.

Developed by Shenzhen-based startup Chasing Innovations, GLADIUS is a smart ROV (remotely operated vehicle) underwater drone built for filming, observing, and exploring. As a portable device, GLADIUS measures 430mm * 260mm * 95 mm and weighs only 3kg. The gadget comes with two built-in batteries, which can last up to 3 to 4 hours on one charge.

One cool thing about GLADIUS is its ability for precision maneuvers. The Quattro-thrusters design makes it able to nimbly move in all directions at a speed of up to 4 knots or 2m/s.

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Emma Lee

Emma Lee is Shanghai-based tech writer, covering startups and tech happenings in China and Asia in general. We are looking for stories related to tech and China. Reach her at lixin@technode.com.