Source: People’s Daily-People’s Daily Overseas Edition
In Chun’an Qiandao Lake in Zhejiang, the member of the travel documentary director Allen team checked the picture of the domestic brand underwater drone on the mobile phone. Interviewee confidence
Consumers use deep blue water -booming machines to dive. Figure Figure Conferry
The underwater submariner developed by Zhendi Company “Little Sea”. Figure Figure Conferry
Some people are curious about the underwater world, but they are full of fear of water and dare not enter the water; some people want to sneak into the sea but are stopped by expensive and bulky underwater equipment … How to make more ordinary people experience the joy of the ocean?
With such a group of science and technology enterprises, the underwater drones, underwater assistants, fish detecting drones, and other underwater smart products that have been developed and manufactured have become people’s “eyes”, “fin” and “radar” Observe the underwater landscape, swim in the water, and locate fish groups.
“Tour” to more people
“Wall! Wall! Wall!” “Yes, the arrangement is very neat, it is a wall that has not collapsed yet.”
Under the lighting light, the well -preserved brick city wall appeared in the camera. It was deeply rooted at the bottom of the lake and stood in the water. On the yacht, the staff looked at the city wall through the mobile phone. This is a picture of the travel documentary director “Allen in the distance” and a professional underwater exploration team looking for a picture of Zhejiang Chun’an Qiandao Lake underwater ancient city.
It is reported that the depth of this dive is about 30 meters. Every summer, the water is turbid here, and the bottom of the lake is complicated. The team uses several subcutants to replace manpower. In the past, photographers had to carry the equipment into the water. Allen said that the photographer’s photography ability, diving qualifications and equipment performance are all tests. The subcutaneous shot drone solves this problem: it is a kind of underwater intelligent device, which is similar to the operation method of the air drone. You only need to remotely control the equipment on the land to understand the underwater condition in real time.
Not only did the drone, the underwater assistant, the smart floating plate, the remote -controlled fish detector and the robotic arm, the anti -wound rope, and the waterproof mobile phone case were also helping the underwater world explore the underwater world.
It is understood that the industrialization process of underwater robots began in the 1960s and was mainly used for military, scientific research and industrial scenarios. With the improvement of the technical level of communication, transmission, interaction, algorithms, etc. in recent years, underwater robots have become more intelligent and light, and gradually enter the general consumer vision.
Chinese companies entering this track are basically within 10 years. How can young brands be favored by consumers quickly? In the interview, several founders of several brands have a consensus: who can grasp the needs of user needs, and even if they want to think about one step than users, who can open the market.
Zhou Changgen, co -founder and executive vice president of Shenzhen Stealing Innovation Technology Co., Ltd., said: “Diving enthusiasts want ROV (underwater robots) to go down the submarine in the deep sea, underwater photographers want ROV to make 4K ultra -high -definition videos, wild fishing enthusiasts hope ROV shows the underwater fish group for yourself. Comprehensive needs of various parties, there is a series of first -generation products GLADIUS series. “
At present, the latest Gladius mini S underwater drone can dive 100 meters, built -in 4K/12 -megapixel EIS anti -shake camera, and adding accessories mounting functions. Another visual fish detecting drone “Steal F1” for fishing enthusiasts can not only find fishing spots, observe the distribution of underwater terrain, environment, and fish layer, but also 1080P full HD camera and infrared night shooting function. It is convenient for real -time shooting and live fishing process, and meets the needs of night fishing.
Deep Lan thinks more about how to make underwater intelligent equipment “swim” to ordinary people’s homes. In the eyes of Wei Jiancang, the founder of Deep Lan, the traditional diving equipment is expensive and bulky. “If you want more ordinary people to experience diving fun, the equipment must be simplified and the price is civilian.” For those who want to try but do not dare to go into the water, “a lot of swimming floating boards, but lack of motivated floating boards.” The two subdivided scenarios have promoted Deep Blue to develop underwater assistants and dynamic floating boards.
The relevant person in charge of the Intelligent Robot Company Zhendi Group said: “Our thinking at that time was to use user needs to combine technology to make differentiation. In the case of” better, “better than different ‘competition strategies, it started to develop.” The world’s first mass -produced underwater consumer -grade robot -PowerRay Xiaohai Laoyao Underwater Underwater Submariner, since then launched fish detectives and unmanned boats; in 2021, the company launched the electric surfboard “Little Shark”. The world’s fastest and longest electric surfboards bring the happiness of surfing for more people.
“Tour” faster and longer
Behind the user’s happiness, there is the hard work of scientific researchers.
“The density of water is 800 times the air, and the motor technology in the two environments is completely different, and the design of the rotor of paddle leaves has also changed a lot.” The relevant person in charge of Zhendi said, “In addition, it is necessary to solve seawater corrosion, waterproof seal, etc. The problem, and the seal is divided into dynamic sealing and quiet sealing. These technologies have to be trip once. “In order to solve the problem of product motion sealing problems and ensure that the product runs long for a long time Verification, the test environment includes various conditions such as seawater, freshwater, sand and gravel environment, high and low temperature, etc., and the cumulative tests have been tested for thousands of hours.
How to “swim” after the equipment “launch”? Wei Jiancang said frankly: “In the early days of entrepreneurship, the domestic underwater robotics industry was far behind marine powers, and core components such as underwater pusher relied on imports.” He used a small equipment like a propeller The core component of the propeller is also the core component of all underwater robots. The domestic start is about 50 years later, and has been by people ‘stuck neck’. “Later At the same power, the thrust is increased by more than 20%over foreign products.
How to “swim” fast and “swim” for a long time? “The team produced 6 kinds of motors and 7 propellers for 126 cross -tests, and finally matched the best power combination.” Wei Jiancang said that in terms of material, the rare EVA soft -shaped materials, hard EVA soft -shaped materials in the hydroponic products, hard The combination of quality plastics, the best fit point of the two materials was found after experiments, so that the bottom of the equipment was smooth and round, minimizing the resistance of the water, and scientifically configured gravity and buoyancy.
Relying on ordinary propeller power, short -term endurance time, frequent changing batteries will greatly affect consumer experience. The solution to the Boya Workers (Beijing) Robotics Technology Co., Ltd. is to refer to the research and development of bionic and fluid mechanics related principles. It is understood that the company’s underwater photography machine fish Biki, with the power and streamlined body design provided by the icon’s tail, greatly enhances the utilization rate of kinetic energy and extended the underwater battery life.
However, cracking these levels is just a small step in the manufacturing of underwater intelligent equipment. Can the equipment “travel and travel” like underwater creatures, and move “no dead ends”? Zhang Ye, CEO and Chief Engineer of Stealing Innovation, told reporters that the vector layout of the 8 Promotioner vector launched by Stealing Innovation achieves this function, which makes the underwater drone “front and back, left and right up and down”, and it can also move flexibly at 360 degrees flexibly. Essence During the research and development, the team first proposed the 7 pusher layout plan, but encountered stability issues such as unstable posture, severe fuselage jitter, and difficulty in flying control development. Later, through literature research, theoretical calculation, and motion simulation simulation, it was changed to 8 pusher full vector symmetrical layout. Zhang Ye said “this is a global technological breakthrough.”
From the perspective of Zhou Changgen, in addition to the development of products, it is also important to promote the improvement and rapid development of the underwater hardware industry chain. “We do a market research around 2016 and find that an American company tries to develop an underwater drone, but because of the because of the underwater drone, but because of the because of The industrial chain is incomplete and unable to achieve mass production. “Unable to mass production, which directly leads to the high cost of product manufacturing and the price of single desk, and it is difficult for ordinary consumers to accept. To this end, stealth innovation leads the development and production of underwater core components and non -standard parts, developing the research and development capabilities of supply chain enterprises, and jointly helping the full ecology of underwater intelligent hardware production.
Last year, a foreign TV series was popular all over the world. In the finale, the actor used an underwater assistant to escape the danger, and the product was made from China. In fact, not only in TV series, but also many overseas underwater documentary, marine environmental education films, and live broadcast activities of underwater entertainment, but also use Chinese underwater drones to some extent, which shows that domestic water underwater intelligent equipment overseas market acceptance is obviously obvious. Greater than domestic status.
The data also proves this fact. Nearly 90 % of the performance lines of Dengzhi Blue Consumer Products originated from exports and are now sold to more than 70 countries and regions overseas. Sneeze innovation also has 90%of its products exported, covering more than 80 countries and regions around the world. In 2019, shipments exceeded 10,000 units and 30,000 units in 2020.
Do you consider the domestic consumer market? Zhou Changgen believes that in the long run, the domestic market is a blue ocean, which can be pioneered and excavated in depth, and further drives domestic sales through the promotion of foreign markets. Relevant persons in charge of underwater intelligent equipment research and development and manufacturer Shenzhen Jiying Technology Co., Ltd. pointed out that domestic user consumption habits still need to be cultivated. Yacht Club, etc., provide consumers with opportunities to contact and use products as much as possible.
According to statistics from the China Diving Sports Association, in Sanya, Hainan, the number of diving enthusiasts a year has maintained a growth rate of more than 30%. In addition, affected by the global epidemic, a considerable number of consumer groups who have dived in the past have returned to China one after another. These all provide possibilities for opening a wider market for underwater smart devices.
From the perspective of consumer, users also want to see more functional products. Allen is most expected to be equipped with a gimbal like a aerial drone. “Miyogai can assist the camera to rotate. A close -up lens on the right, turning the entire body, not just the camera, this is slightly clumsy. “
“In addition, in terms of the lighting, breadth, and picture quality of the underwater lights, I think there is still room for improvement.” Allen hopes to combine the drone function with VR to bring consumers a more realistic experience. “When you put on VR glasses, you will be as immersive, like swimming in the water. This pleasure is incomparable to watching the plane images on mobile phones or tablets.” It is a major problem that the market has left for domestic underwater smart equipment companies, and it is also the expectation of consumers’ “intelligent” creation in China.