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VIDEO: Hydromea 'Cuts the Cord' with New Compact Underwater Drone with Live HD Video Feed

May 11, 2021

As technology development continues at pace in the subsea space, a young innovative group out of Switzerland—Hydromea—unveiled the prototype of what it is calling the 'world’s first' wireless underwater drone in a pool demo on May 11, 2021. According to the company, the drone can fit into a backpack, can be remotely controlled, and sends HD video back in real time without any physical connection to the pilot…

Ocean Infinity Acquires Ambrey

Jun 08, 2021

After it in recent months acquired MMT and Abyssal, marine robotics and offshore survey company Ocean Infinity has now acquired maritime services company, Ambrey for an undisclosed fee.UK-based Ambrey offers offshore services including, security…

DNV to Supply Fleet Management Software for Ocean Infinity's Robotic Vessels

Jun 01, 2021

Ocean Infinity, a marine robotics and deep-sea data acquisition company, has tapped DNV for its ShipManager fleet management software for 17 new robotic ships and additional autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs). Ocean Infinity, which last year…

Modus Orders Unique Subsea Pipeline Inspection AUV from Kawasaki

May 18, 2021

UK-based subsea services company Modus Subsea Services has ordered two SPICE AUV systems from Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (KHI). Kawasaki has developed the AUV equipped with a robotic arm in response to the growing demand for pipeline maintenance in offshore oil and gas fields…

3D at Depth Acquires Hybrid AUV/ROV

May 04, 2021

Subsea laser LiDAR (SL) technology and 3D data visualization solutions specialist 3D at Depth Inc. has acquired Saab Sabertooth Hybrid AUV / ROV. The company said that the multi-million-dollar investment will complement 3D at Depth's SL Subsea…

Kraken Robotics Buys Brazil's 13 Robotics

Apr 19, 2021

Canada-based offshore robotics company Kraken Robotics has acquired Brazil's 13 Robotics Ltda of Brazil (“13R”).The 13R team, with offices in Rio de Janeiro and Salvador, Brazil, consists of software developers and engineers who have significant…

Dive Technologies, Metron Partner Up

Apr 07, 2021

Boston-based subsea robotics firm Dive Technologies has entered a commercial partnership with Metron, Inc. 'This partnership will directly support the commercialization of Metron’s Autonomy, Navigation, Command & Control (ANCC) software suite…

Norway: IMR to Use Kongsberg USVs, AUVs for Marine Ecosystem Monitoring

Mar 18, 2021

Norwegian maritime technology and equipment specialist Kongsberg Maritime will supply Norway’s Institute of Marine Research (IMR) with four autonomous vessels. The scope of supply includes two Kongsberg Maritime Sounder USVs (Unmanned Surface…

No Need for Mothership: Kongsberg Launches HUGIN Endurance AUV

Feb 04, 2021

Norway's Kongsberg Maritime has announced the next generation of its HUGIN Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) that can carry out long missions without a mothership.Named HUGIN Endurance, Kongsberg Maritime says its new AUV boosts operational duration to approximately 15 days…

Sonardyne Suite for Dive Technologies’ AUV

Jan 12, 2021

Dive Technologies of Quincy, Mass., selected a suite of Sonardyne technologies for navigation, tracking and control of its large displacement DIVE-LD autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) program.Founded in 2018, Dive Technologies’ rapid development…

Shell, Ocean Infinity on Uncrewed Seep Hunting Mission

Nov 18, 2020

Oil and gas giant Shell has teamed up with offshore robotic ship operator Ocean Infinity to combine expertise and assets to execute multiclient seep hunter projects.'The combination of Shell’s specialist seep hunting expertise and Ocean Infinity’s ‘Armada’ fleet of robotic ships…

Unique Subsea Robots to Serve Norwegian Oil Industry from 2022

Oct 27, 2020

Norwegian subsea drone specialist Stinger Technology has entered into a collaboration agreement with the U.S. ocean robotics firm Houston Mechatronics.Houston Mechatronics is currently developing what has been described as one of the subsea…

'Marine Seismic Survey Disruptor' Gets Industry Funding

Oct 14, 2020

Blue Ocean Seismic Services, a company that describes itself as 'the marine seismic survey disruptor,' has secured a total of £10 million of Series A investment from bp Ventures, Woodside Energy, and Blue Ocean Monitoring.The company will use…

VIDEO: Purdue Working on Mobile Docking Station for AUVs

Oct 07, 2020

Subsea robots can be great for environmental studies and search-and-rescue missions and, but eventually, they must return to a base to recharge their batteries and upload their data, which is a challenge if your robot is an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) exploring deep ocean waters…

Charting Terradepth's Big Ambitions in the Unmanned Vehicle Space

Sep 15, 2020

Ocean mapping at scale is the target of a new unmanned systems player started by two ex-US Navy SEALS. They have big ambitions, from new building unmanned vehicles to creating the intelligence that will drive them to changing how accessible ocean data is…

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