The founder of Tethys Robotics, Christian Engler, started building ROVs at an age of 16. His first ROV was able to dive into a depth of 100 meters and was capable of searching shipwrecks in Switzerlands lakes. Through his enthusiasm for the underwater world, fellow students of different fields from ETH Zurich joined the idea of building an ROV. During the timespan of six months, the team of eight student built the marsupial robot system SCUBO 2.0 and SCUBOLINO for the MATE International ROV competition.
Now, Tethys Robotics focuses on developing new systems for real world application in rivers.