Rutgers’ drone dives deep: BTN LiveBIG

To say that Rutgers University has developed the next great leap forward in drone technology wouldn’t be an exaggeration.

That’s because a team of engineers at the school have created the world’s first drone capable of operating both in the sky and underwater and seamlessly transitioning between the two.

It’s called the Naviator.

“Having a vehicle that can operate both in the air and underwater solves two problems,” says Dr. F. Javier Diez, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering. “Instead of using two drones, we combine them into one.”

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