About Us

VVLAI has been focusing on making underwater
robots for 15 years

Shandong Future Robotic Co., Ltd. was established in 2005 and acquired Weihai Future Robot Co., Ltd. in the same year. Our company is a high-tech enterprise engaged in underwater robots, underwater cameras, and fire robots. VVLAI has developed underwater robots: underwater suspension robots, pipeline detection robots, underwater crawler robots, deep-sea underwater robots, underwater cutting machines, and other primary products. Our company has obtained over 30 authorized invention patents, and underwater robotics technology is leading in China. We cooperated closely with more than 25 domestic and foreign customers. Underwater robots produced by the company have participated in several large national projects, including the South Water to North Diversion Hub, Gezhouba Dam Monitoring, and Qingyang large hydropower plant …

YEAR 2005

VVLAI Future Robot Co., Ltd. was founded

YEAR 2005

YEAR 2006

VVLAI first underwater camera was born

YEAR 2006

YEAR 2008

VVLAI’s first underwater robot successfully passed the underwater test

YEAR 2008

YEAR 2010

Successfully developed crawler robot and launched underwater monitoring system

YEAR 2010

YEAR 2011

The pipeline robot successfully assisted Ningxia Power Plant to remove foreign objects in the pipeline

YEAR 2011

YEAR 2014

Expand product categories and develop deep-sea robots

YEAR 2014

YEAR 2018

The large-scale underwater dredging robot was successfully delivered, and the export business made significant progress

YEAR 2018

YEAR 2020

Successfully developed an underwater cable laying robot, and launched a comprehensive service platform for marine robot testing and testing at the same time

YEAR 2020

YEAR 2023

To be continued

YEAR 2023

Meet Our Leaders

Registered members of the National High-Tech Project Group

Jane Li

Founder and Co-owner

Dr.Tao

Founder and Co-owner

Mark Grant

Robot Technician

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some answers to the questions we receive the most about our services.
If we missed anything, please do not hesitate to contact us. We’ll be happy to help

Futian Road, Weihai City, Shandong Province

Remotely operated underwater vehicle

Dive length depends on factors such as depth and weather, but as long as there are no mechanical failures, there is theoretically no limit to how long an ROV can stay in the water. On average, a dive usually lasts about eight hours.

Oceaneering – the world’s largest rov manufacturer.

ROVs are piloted tethered submersible vehicles controlled from the vessel via a reinforced umbilical cable as the main tethering device. The tether provides both electrical powers and allows the transfer of data between the vessel and the ROV to be transmitted.

·Underwater rescue
·Pipeline dredging
·Ocean monitoring
·Seabed mining
·Submarine cable laying
·Underwater patrol

A major disadvantage of using an ROV is the need for a cable; the ROV’s operating range depends on the cable’s length. In addition, if the robot needs to work in the sea, it is also necessary to equip the ROV with a ship with a release and recovery device, and the display equipment should also be arranged on the ship. Finally, VVLAI’s engineering robots also need trained engineers to operate them correctly.

ROVs allow us to investigate areas that are too deep for humans to safely dive themselves, and ROVs can stay underwater much longer than human divers, expanding the time available for exploration. Some underwater engineering problems can be solved because of the emergence of ROV, such as laying submarine optical cables

The price of a small detection ROV is around US$50,000, and the price of a large engineering ROV is between US$150,000 and US$1.5 million

An AUV conducts its survey mission without operator intervention. When a task is completed, the AUV will return to a pre-programmed location where the data can be downloaded and processed. A remotely operated vehicle (ROV) is an unoccupied underwater robot connected to a ship by a series of cables.