Underwater Drones, ROVs, & R/Cs

Let’s get one thing straight – there are a lot of terms out there regarding drones. How about we clear that up?

Underwater Drone – Also called the marine drone. A remote-controlled device that moves underwater at the will of the entity controlling it.

ROV – Remotely Operated Vehicle. The term is typically used for professional-grade marine drones.

R/C – Remote control. This term is usually found in connection with toys and hobbies.

UUV – Unmanned Underwater Vehicle. This term is not very common but is considered a more professional ROV than an underwater drone.

UAV – Unmanned Aerial Vehicle. This term is used for flying drones.

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