Drones that fly are cool and all, but if they can fly, they tend to not be able to swim underwater. (Video via DJI)
But there's at least one that can do both. It's called the Naviator, and it's just a concept at the moment. (Video via Rutgers Today)
Rutgers University researchers received a grant from the Office of Naval Research to work on the project.
The whole point of the drone is versatility; air or water; sky mission or submarine task. Being able to use the same drone in multiple environments is much more useful than what's been deployed so far.
The Next Web reports The Office of Naval Research is interested in the project because of all the possible applications the drone would be able to carry out.
And I'm interested in it, too — mostly just because it looks awesome. (Video via Rutgers Today)