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Chasing Underwater Robot GLADIUS Mini

Manufacturer: Chasing
Availability: Usually ships in 3-4 days, on request only, no refunds
The GLADIUS Mini is a micro-ROV sized vehicle that has all main features inherited from larger underwater systems. It has embedded batteries allowing for autonomy of 1-3 hours. GLADIUS Mini is one of the smallest ROV in the market, with dimension about 385x226x138mm. It’s easily to take everywhere in backpack or suitcase. The operate system is quite user-friendly, could easily be operated through remote control or APP. GLADIUS can take 4K picture and video by build-in camera and 720P real-time transmission through cable

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GLADIUS MINI is the second generation of Chasing-Innovation underwater drones, which brings together a full range of technological evolution, as well as a deep understanding of underwater photography stabilization and underwater inspection.

The GLADIUS is a micro-ROV sized vehicle that has all main features inherited from larger underwater systems. It has embedded batteries allowing for autonomy of 1-2 hours. It´s an entry level ROV for users who require very basic underwater camera functionality on a limited budget. It has a very small size, thin umbilical cable and very high manoeuvring capability which allows operating in hard-to-reach places including inside sunken wrecks.

The GLADIUS is a professional underwater robot which can dive to the depth of 100 meters underwater to complete a variety of photographic and video graphic tasks. It is an efficient tool for diving, fishing, boating, yachting, sailing, and other ocean activities; the GLADIUS can also be used as professional detection equipment for aquaculture industry, infrastructure inspection and other underwater observation tasks.

The World's First Five Thruster Minisize Underwater Drone

Many of the tasks assigned to work class ROVs – or human divers – is shallow (less than 300m) and involves searching, inspecting, or surveying underwater. These tasks are ideally suited to GLADIUS mini ROV technology. Smaller, lighter, ROVs that consume very little power can be deployed from many different areas or rigs and ships. Since they have very little mass, they can be safely used on comparatively delicate machinery without fear of damage.

Launching simply involves heaving the submersible by hand into the water. They can be deployed in sea states that would be too dangerous for larger machines. Their thrust to weight ratio for a small tether means that mini ROVs can be handle more current than most work class ROVs in shallow waters.


GLADIUS is one of the smallest ROV in the market, with dimension about 385x226x138mm. It’s easily to take everywhere in backpack or suitcase. The operate system is quite user-friendly, could easily be operated through remote control or APP.

Always ready for immediate deployment, the GLADIUS underwater robot is portable, quick and easy to launch and intuitively piloted


GLADIUS can take 4K picture and video by build-in camera and 720P real-time transmission transmission through cable

Bionics Appearance Design

Streamlined design, gill-shaped drainage, small resistance, fast speed, good stability!


GLADIUS have 4 thrusters and 4 different degree freedom, could move to different direction freely

New Five Thrusters' Layout + AI Intelligent Control Algorithm

The vertical propellers are layouted as a triangle, which is combined with AI intelligent control algorithm to ensure the stability of the ROV in both vertical and horizontal directions under water.
The rear two propellers output a maximum speed of 2m/s and flow resistance.


The ROV's pitching angle can be adjusted by ±45°, and can go forward /backward or floating/diving in Tilt-Lock Mode, expanding the scope of the photography.


The Depth-Lock Mode can be One-Touch set on contrller, ROV can hover in the water or stay in the depth to navigate.

VR Immersive Experience

Support VR equipment, immersive experience underwater navigation, zero distance to see the wonderful underwater world

Network Live Sharing In Real-Time

Support large screen sharing, multi-device watching, multi-platform network broadcast, real-time sharing underwater wonderful.

One-Click Beautify Pictures, One-Click Online Sharing

IF.DIVE APP supports one-click image optimization to share with family and friends in real time.

Small, Portable And Easy To Travel

Macbook Pro size, a backpack can fit the whole set of equipment, making your travel more convenient.


  • Fish Farms Surveillance and Reconnaissance
  • Broadcast & Film
  • Marine Life Observation
  • Potable Water Tank and Pipe Inspection
  • Science and Oceanographic Research
  • Ship & Propeller Inspection
  • Search & Rescue works
  • Nuclear Power Stations
  • Pipelines & Oil Platforms
  • Navy & Police Forces
  • Subsea Construction & Maintenance
  • Coast Guard
  • Underwater Salvage
  • Port Security and Intelligence
  • Bridge and Dam Monitoring


  • Portable and Ready to Dive
  • 5 Thrusters alllow 4 Degrees freedom of motion
  • Real time video feed sent to the operator
  • 4K Camera & 720P Live Video Transmission
  • Depth and Orientation sensors
  • 100m depth rating
  • No formal training required
  • Affordability, size and functionality enhances sales and profitability
  • Embedded batteries



  • The vehicle has 2 horizontal and 3 vertical thrusters and can move underwater in all directions.
  • The vehicle is operated from the surface via umbilical cable (8mm) using the remote control or tablet (WIFI) based on video and data from compass and depth sensors
  • The GLADIUS maximum operation depth is 100m.
  • The GLADIUS is equipped with a 4K/1080P color camera
  • Two ultra-bright LEDs lights (1200 lumen each) are installed at both sides of the vehicle.
  • The GLADIUS is powered from the intelligent battery pack located inside the ROV
  • The intelligent battery pack gives a running time of 1-2 hours depending operations conditions
  • The complete system is packed into one plastic case, it contains the underwater vehicle, tether deployment system, intelligent battery pack, battery charger and remote controller
  • The size of operating area is limited by cable length, 100 meters
  • Maximum 4m visibility can be reached during the night in clear water
  • The GLADIUS has been designed and manufactured using high quality components to withstand harsh environments.
  • The small size of this system allows a single person to carry it to any remote launch site.
  • It can be easily deployed on small opportunistic platforms, including: kayaks, canoes, and other small vessels.
  • The entire package is very compact and less then 10.5 kg, so checking it through the airport is easy.


  • Maximum Operating depth: up to 100 m
  • Dimensions:
    • Lenght: 385 mm
    • Width: 226 mm
    • Height: 138 mm
  • Weight in Air: <2.5 kg
  • Operating temperature: 0 to + 40º C
  • Thrusters: 5 DC motors
    • Horizontal: 2x thrusters
    • Vertical: 3x thrusters
  • Cruising speed: up to 4 knots (2 m/s)
  • Hull body material: Aluminium alloy
  • Payload: 0 kg


  • Weight: <400g
  • Power supply: rechargeable batteries ION Lithium 28.8Wh (2600mAh)
  • Maximum battery life: 8h (depending on the environment)
  • Charge time: 1 hours
  • Battery cycle: > 300 times
  • HDMI output: Yes
  • Recording in memory: Micro SD (TF) Yes
  • Size: 151x107x45mm
  • WI-FI distance: 10m
  • Note: The repeater is not waterproof and must not be immersed in water. 


  • Max. tether length: 100 m
  • Cable diameter: 4 mm
  • Breaking Strength: 100 kg
  • Max. Working Load: 30 kg
  • Weight in Air: 1,3 kg/100 m
  • Weight in Fresh Water: Neutrally Buoyant
  • Type: Ultra-thin flexible Kevlar Coax cable
  • Connector: dry type
  • Dimensions:
    • Lenght: 278 mm
    • Width: 220 mm
    • Height: 333 mm
  • Weight in Air: 1.8 kg


  • Camera Model: Sony IMX 11
  • Image Sensor: 1/2.3" CMOS
  • Pixels: 12 million effective pixels
  • Mini Illumination: 0.3 lux (0.01 - b/w camera)
  • Lens: F2.8
  • Iris Control: Auto
  • Focus: 70 mm à l’infini
  • Field of View (FOV): 90º
  • Memory Card: 64 GB Micro SD (Class 10)
  • Video Resolution:
    • 4K: 3840*2160 30Fps
    • FHD: 1920*1080 30Fps
    • FHD: 1920*1080 60Fps
    • FHD: 1920*1080 120Fps
  • Max. image resolution: 1200 M (4000*3000)
  • Image format: JPEG
  • Video format: MP4 / MOV (MPEG-4 H.264/H.265)
  • Max. bit stream of video storage: 60 Mbps


  • Light Source: White ultra-bright LEDs
  • Qty of Lights: 2
  • Luminous Flux: 2x 1200 lumen (2400 lm)
  • Beam Angle: 105º each
  • Colour Temperature: 6200º Kelvin


  • Sensors: Compass and Depth
  • On-screen overlay: Yes
  • Auto-depth mode: Yes
  • Heading accuracy: +/-3º
  • Compass resolution: 0.5º
  • Depth sensor accuracy: +/- 0.2 m
  • Vertical hovering accuracy: 0.2 m


  • Power source: Lithium Ion battery pack 55.5Wh (5000mAh)
  • Running time (ROV): 1-2 h
  • Battery charger: 3A / 12.6V
  • Charging Time (ROV): 2 h
  • Battery cycle: > 300 times


  • Navigation system: WIFI remote controller
  • Monitor: your Smartphone or Tablet
  • On-Screen Display: Yes
  • Power Supply: 4 x AA Cells
  • GLADIUS MINI underwater vehicle
  • Base Station
  • Remote Controller
  • Winder & 100m Tether
  • 2x Lithium ION Battery pack
  • 1x Battery charger
  • User’s manual

GLADIUS warrants that at the time of shipment all products shall be free from defects in material and workmanship and suitable for the purpose specified in the product literature. Customer acceptance will always be deemed to have occurred within 72 hours of delivery. GLADIUS provides a limited warranty to the original purchaser against all defects in original workmanship and material under normal commercial use and service as outlined in the owner's manual for 2 years from the date of purchase, with the following exceptions and conditions:

  • GLADIUS must be notified immediately (in writing) of any suspected defect and if advised by GLADIUS, the equipment subject to the defect shall be returned by the customer to GLADIUS, via a suitable mode of transportation and shall be freight paid.
  • Should your equipment prove to be defective for any reason (other than those listed in the limitations below) it will be repaired or replaced at CCROV´s discretion, free of charge, excluding shipping and handling charges.
  • All correspondence concerning this warranty must be accompanied by a copy of the original sales receipt.
  • This warranty does not cover rental use.
  • Repairs made under this warranty will not extend the warranty period
  • This warranty is non-transferable and applies to the original purchaser only.
  • Any flood or damage, for any reason, that is caused from flooding an O-ring sealed or water tight area will not be covered under warranty. All O-ring sealed products undergo extensive factory pressure testing before being shipped and delivered and are therefore guaranteed to be sealed and functioning when shipped from the factory.
  • GLADIUS nor ADITECH will not be liable for any loss, damages, or expenses including incidental or consequential damages directly or indirectly arising from the sale or use of the product.
  • GLADIUS nor ADITECH accepts no liability for any loss of captured images or the inability to capture images even if it is due to the malfunctioning or leakage of the housing.
  • All paint finishing, cosmetic discoloration of surfaces, powder coating, or material stitching that is chipped, damaged, or unthreaded through customer use is not covered in the warranty.
  • GLADIUS does not warranty any product for aesthetic finishes. Issues with surface finish that do not affect function of the product are not covered under warranty.
  • This warranty does not apply and may be rendered completely void in the event of accidental damage, abuse, overcharging of battery, flooding due to neglect, tampering, lack of care and maintenance, improper storage, or unauthorized service.
  • This warranty does not apply and may be rendered completely void if the equipment has not been installed and commissioned in strict accordance with approved technical standards and specifications and for the purpose that the system was designed.
  • The warranty does not apply to faults that have been caused by failure to follow the recommended installation or maintenance procedures. Or faults resulting from normal wear & tear, incorrect operation, fire, water ingress, lightning damage or fluctuations in vehicles supply voltages, or from any other circumstances that may arise after delivery that is outwith the control of GLADIUS. (Note: The warranty does not apply in the event where a defect has been caused by isolation incompatibilities.)
  • This warranty specifically excludes propellers, tether, domes, cords, connectors, O-rings, joystick or other conditions resulting from misuse and negligence.
  • The warranty does not cover the transportation of personnel and per diem allowances relating to any repair or replacement.
  • Modifications or repair by anyone other than an authorized GLADIUS dealer or ADITECH Service Department will void the warranty.
  • Each product is carefully examined and checked before it is shipped. It should therefore be visually and operationally checked as soon as it is received. If it is damaged in anyway, a claim should be filed with the courier andGLADIUS notified of the damage.
  • If the equipment is not covered by warranty, or if it is determined that the fault is caused by misuse, repair will be billed to the customer, and an estimate submitted for customer approval before the commencement of repairs
  • By purchasing this product you agree and understand that in no event will Indel&Partner, its distributors or retailers, be held liable for any personal injuries resulting from its operation, or any other damage whether direct, indirect, incidental or consequential, even if GLADIUS or ADITECH is advised of such damages.
  • The warranty does not cover any direct, indirect, punitive, special consequential damages or any damages whatsoever arising out of or connected with misuse of this product
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