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Introducing the Jaiabot™

JaiaBots are low cost, micro-sized, high speed Aquatic Drones for data collection and payload delivery. The vehicles are ultraportable and can be launched from almost anywhere, including the surf zone, riverbank, dock, or watercraft. The JaiaBot System is modular enabling rapid integration of different sensors and payloads.

The ease of use minimizes operator training time and maintenance needs. This rugged and reliable aquatic drone can realistically and feasibly scale your data acquisition by using a pod of JaiaBots at an unprecedentedly low cost.

key performance parameters

Weight: 3 kg / 6.5 lb | Hull Diameter: 7 cm / 2.75” | Length: 96 cm / 38”

Speed > 3.5 m/s or 7kn | Depth Rated 60 m / 197 Ft

Surface Range 11 km / 7 mi

Positional Accuracy < 3 m / 9.8 ft | Security AES 128 / 256 Encryption

specifications are subject to change without notice


Bathymetry and Current Vectors for coastal, river, and inland waterways

Data download shows Temp increase with Depth due to rip current

Jaiabot™ Features

JaiaBot™️ System Product Features

  • User selectable data sets available in real time
  • Complete data sets downloaded at high speed when in Wi-Fi range
  • User configurable data export format for download to cloud or server
  • Jaia Data Visualization software available for instant analysis
  • Optimized hydrodynamics for surface and subsurface operations
  • Rugged micro-sized design for high sea states and air launches
  • Open source software to support rapid sensor and behavior updates
  • Simple to use command control for missions planning and operations
  • Wide area synoptic water column data collection
  • Coastal, estuarine, lake, river, and ocean deployment
  • Multi-vehicle operations and mission planning (1- bots)
  • Launching from boat, beach, or dock with no infrastructure needed
  • Affordably scales to multi vehicle fleets for wide area coverage
  • No tools and minimum maintenance required between deployments
  • 6 hours training required to achieve core operator competency
  • Multiple vehicles are single operator deployable
  • Rapid integration of new sensors and behaviors
  • Single Hub for system command and control and data transfer
  • Endurance ensured due to battery swapout taking one minute
  • Open source software allows sensor and communication extendibility
  • Control your JaiaBot pod anywhere in the world from anywhere
  • Download, store, and view your data using Jaia Data Visualization tools
  • Conduct user training anytime, anywhere without Jaia hardware
  • The JaiaBot Software is built on top of two open source robotic middlewares: Goby3 and MOOS-IvP, both developed at MIT and deployed on robotic systems worldwide
  • Goby3 software provides the communications, logging, and application architecture and is maintained by GobySoft, LLC
  • MOOS-IvP provides core autonomy of the system, and is maintained by the Laboratory for Autonomous Marine Sensing Systems at MIT
  • Visit Jaia’s GitHub Repository 

Jaiabot™ Product Portfolio

Modular Design Provides Multi-Mission Capability

Jaiabot™ hydro

Rapidly collect conductivity, temperature and depth throughout the water column. Able to cover large areas with full vertical profile dives. Collect currents, bottom type, and wave height data. Hydro model features are available in all JaiaBot models.

Jaiabot™ pam

Passive Acoustic Monitoring capability allows recording of offshore wind construction, marine mammals as well as surface and subsurface vessels. Applications in fisheries and offshore renewables. CTD sensing available on all models. 

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Jaiabot™ Bio

A water observing tool for customers collecting water quality and environmental data. The BIO provides a camera for bottom pictures, wet mate connector for multiple fluorometer types and sensing for dissolved oxygen, pH, conductivity, temperature, and depth.

JaiaBot prime model

Jaiabot™ prime

Prime is a Payload Delivery Vehicle. Vehicle length can be extended to increase endurance and add payloads.

Jaia as a service

Interested in collecting aquatic data without owning a fleet? Jaia as a Service (JaaS) provides the ability for customers to utilize Jaia’s in-house fleet to conduct data collection. The field team will work with customers to identify their needs, configure the system to collect the parameters of interest, plan the missions, and operate the vehicles. JaaS can be utilized as a one-time service or a subscription to routinely monitor parameters in an aquatic region.

User Interface for JaiaBot drone system

Command and Control

Plan your missions from your tablet, laptop, or phone in minutes and change them on the fly with Jaia’s intuitive user interface, Jaia Command and Control. System status and user selectable data sets displayed in real time. 

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