Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) YOGI

Yogi was designed, built, and is operated by the Global Foundation for Ocean Exploration specifically to meet the needs of the science and ocean exploration communities.  Its total weight of 1100lbs, relatively small footprint, and significant payload make it an ideal vehicle for a large variety of sensors and sampling equipment.  Yogi is capable of collecting spectacular underwater imagery with its high-definition cameras, it carries a 5-function manipulator, and is rated to dive as deep as 1500m.  The vehicle’s first project was to explore Yellowstone Lake. It was named after the cartoon bear who lived in a fictional version of Yellowstone National Park.

Interested in using Yogi?  Contact info@tgfoe.org or call (860) 572-7979

Our Remotely Operated Vehicle Yogi is portable and capable to 1500 meters. Credit: Daniel R. Rogers

Our Remotely Operated Vehicle Yogi is portable and capable to 1500 meters.  Image: Daniel R. Rogers

Yogi being launched for trim tests.  Image:  D. Lovalvo

Yogi on RV Annie being prepared for launch.  Image:  D. Lovalvo

Yogi’s 5-function manipulator with high temperature probe and suction sampler pickup tube installed.  Image:  D. Lovalvo