Live video from an underwater robot


10 Responses to “Live video from an underwater robot”

  1. Best pitch line ever. “I thought you might be interested in giant robots and 900+km of fibre optic cable deploying a sensor network at an active submarine volcano.”

    Why yes. Yes, I am interested.
    Thank you for thinking of me.

  2. brerrabbit23 says:

    Can your robot also play Guitar Hero?

    • narddogz says:

      Heh, I saw that right away, too!

      Also, “Active Submarine Volcano” is a great name for a band.

    • Chrs says:

      Clever idea, though, just mounting a color swatch into an unused part of the arm.  You get both shadowed and unshadowed regions, lets you do color correction after the fact very nicely. 

  3. HenryPootel says:

    Awesomeness of awesome!  Squared!

  4. HenryPootel says:

    Operations coming up in a bit over an hour.  

  5. Mister44 says:

    Robots under water (two of my favorite things), almost make up for the monkeys in doll masks (stuff if nightmares).

  6. Ed McNichol says:

    Chrs - 

    The electrical tape is indeed used as a color reference. We also use a color chart from DSC Labs (“Splash”). 

    We can shade the camera from the ROV control room. It’s an Ikegami box camera with a Fujinon lens in an Insite Pacific housing. So we have a full camera control unit, Sony broadcast monitor, waveform and vectorscope to help us capture good content. And we can also color correct in post right here on the vessel.


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