The ROV (Recreationally Operated Vehicle)

The ROV (Recreationally Operated Vehicle)

Inuktun celebrates its 26th anniversary on September 30th.

In 1989, two friends slightly ahead of their time decided to build a swimming remotely operated vehicle (ROV) targeted at a consumer market. Inuktun founders Al Robinson and Terry Knight had the idea to create a remote video camera that could be easily deployed from a small boat and enjoyed by those looking to explore the world underwater without getting wet (think scuba diving from the couch) — in other words, a recreational ROV. While the ROV Seamor never caught on widely with a consumer audience, interest was certainly piqued in industrial markets. Industrial players with a broad range of requirements have, since the beginning, been the main users of the Seamor.

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