The Roboteknik i100 (Patent Pending) is the first commercially available, locally manufactured underwater inspection robot and was developed by Filipino engineers. To date, it is the most affordable UIR in Asia. The robot is equipped with a video camera and a data recording device that is capable of capturing hundreds of hours of video feeds, recorded or viewed live on its surface unit. You can check out their Youtube Video for a demo.
Last February 2008, they were awarded first place in the 2008 Aquatic Technology Competition by the Philippine Council for Aquatic and Marine Research and Development (PCAMRD) and the Department of Science and Technology (DOST).
Just last month, they conducted an inspection of the artificial coral reefs in Anilao, Batangas, and Rosario, Cavite, in partnership with Yes2life Foundation. Aside from this, the underwater inspection robot may be used in oil pipeline inspection and maintenance, underwater structure inspection, monitor the fish inside the fishpen and spot holes or breaks in the net surrounding the fishpen.
This week (July 7, to 11), they are currently having an exhibit in the ASEAN Science and Technology Week at World Trade Center. The will also participate in the NAST Scientific Mtg Exhibit at The Manila Hotel from July 9 to July 10, 2008. Next week, they’ll be at UP Los Banos, Laguna to participate in the LBSC S&T Exhibit from July 17 to July 18, 2008.
Check our Roboteknik.com for more information.