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"All-in-one surveying crew ": Advanced Navigation Launches AUV Hydrus

Apr 04, 2022

Advanced Navigation, an AI navigation and robotics systems manufacturer, has an autonomous underwater vehicle Hydrus, which is so small, it can be carried on a plane.'’We have seen a revolution occur in the aerial drone market, where smaller, easy to use drones have opened new opportunities in applications previously restricted by cost. Hydrus is intended to offer the same accessibility to the underwater world…

Kongsberg Reels In $44M in Hugin AUV Orders in Q2

Jul 13, 2022

Norway-based Kongsberg Maritime’s Sensor and Robotics division said Wednesday it had secured over NOK 450M (~$44 million) in contracts for HUGIN autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV) in the second quarter of 2022. 'The order income consists of…

Jaia Robotic Secures $1M+ in Seed Funding for Micro-Sized Autonomous Marine Vehicles

Jun 21, 2022

Jaia Robotics, an aquatic robotics company specializing in the development of micro-sized, high-speed, autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) said it raised more than $1 million in seed funding.Jaia Robotics was founded in 2020 by Ian Estaphan Owen…

EDF, ORCA Hub in 'First' Autonomous ROV Wind Farm Foundation Inspection

May 23, 2022

EDF Renewables has deployed a customized remotely operated vehicle (ROV) to carry out what is believed to be the first autonomous wind farm foundation inspection at its Blyth offshore wind farm in the UK.The ROV was modified to include cutting…

Argeo's SeaRaptor 6000 AUV Completes First Commercial Seabed Survey

May 05, 2022

Argeo, a Norwegian autonomous underwater vehicles provider, said  Thursday it had completed AUV work for Statens Vegvesen (Norwegian Public Roads Administration) on the Bjørnafjorden E36 crossing.'The Bjørnafjorden crossing is the world’s longest floating bridge project…

Deployable from USV: Kongsberg Launches New AUV at Oceanology International

Mar 15, 2022

Norway's Kongsberg Maritime is presenting its HUGIN Edge medium-size autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) at this week's Oceanology International event which started Tuesday in London.According to the company, based in Norway, the HUGIN Edge offers 'exceptional durability and reliability…

Subsea Expo Day 2: Remote and Autonomous Ops are the Trend, Barriers Remain

Feb 23, 2022

[ Elaine Maslin reports from the show floor at Subsea Expo in Aberdeen this week for Offshore Engineer and Marine Technology Reporter ]The coronavirus pandemic has helped to accelerate a drive towards the use of remote technologies, but regulations…

Subsea Expo 2022 Set to Return 'in-person' Next Week in Aberdeen

Feb 18, 2022

When it opens its doors on Tuesday, February 22, 2022, to welcome more than 3,000 delegates from around the world and over one hundred exhibitors, Subsea Expo 2022 will be sending out a strong signal that life and business are beginning to return to normal…

Ocean Infinity Orders Six HUGIN AUVs

Jan 31, 2022

Ocean Infinity has six HUGIN Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) rated to 3,000 meters depth, Kongsberg Maritime has informed.The vehicles are equipped with a geophysical sensor suite and the latest generation Kongsberg batteries.The new vehicles will be mobilized for global operations…

iXblue, TotalEnergies Test Collaborative USV and AUV Use Off France

Jan 25, 2022

French oil major TotalEnergies has partnered with iXblue to demonstrate collaborative uncrewed capabilities for subsea inspection and asset survey operations.According to iXblue, successful trials were recently conducted off the coast of La Ciotat in the south of France…

Sourcing Seismic with Subsea Swarms

Dec 15, 2021

Swarm behavior of underwater vehicles has long been on the wish list. Couple that with collecting seismic data and you have an interesting challenge. The seismic industry has a track record for innovation – Blue Ocean Seismic Services is taking on the latest challenge…

Argeo Taps Eelume 'Snake Robot' for Autonomous Underwater Inspection

Nov 08, 2021

Argeo AS selected Eelume’s autonomous ‘snake robot’ to assist in its operations, the first commercial contract for this new tech which was developed with the assistance of Kongsberg Maritime, a majority shareholder in the venture.“We believe…

Blue Ocean Seismic Services Completes Sea Trials

Oct 12, 2021

Blue Ocean Seismic Services reports it has completed a series of passive and active sea trials in the North Sea using a DP2 class Multi Role Vessel. When tested at various weights, the company’s underwater autonomous vehicle successfully and…

Subsea Vehicles: To Be (resident), or Not to Be?

Oct 11, 2021

That’s the question? Or, more specifically, are there alternative ways of delivering robotics to where they’re needed without having to have seabed docking stations? Elaine Maslin takes a look.  The idea for some kind of resident subsea vehicle has been around for some time…

DOF, OFG Team Up to Offer AUV Services to Offshore Industry

Oct 11, 2021

Offshore vessel owner DOF Subsea has entered a partnership deal with offshore survey firm Ocean Floor Geophysics Inc. (OFG) to offer Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) services to the international offshore industry.'The partnership will effectively…

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