Underwater robotics company, Saab Seaeye, has joined the National Oceanography Centre’s (NOC) Marine Robotics Innovation Centre, as an Associate Member.
Since its foundation in 1986, Saab Seaeye has pioneered many innovations that have revolutionised the underwater systems industry and helped establish its lead position in the world of electric underwater robotics.
For Saab Seaeye, the NOC is an important hub in the development of underwater autonomous and robotic systems, and this new membership will further enable Saab Seaeye to collaborate with other strategic partners in the advancement of underwater robotic systems.
Jon Robertson, Managing Director at Saab Seaeye said “Our association with the NOC will allow us to advance the emergence of transformative robotics by continuing to integrate AUV and ROV technologies into electric robotic systems that are smaller, lighter, smarter and more versatile than current operational vehicles.”
Driving the rise of transformative technology is the advancement of intelligent, behaviour-based control systems, such as the Saab Seaeye’s iCON. This concept comprises hardware and software building blocks that allow the rapid and harmonious migration of options across different systems, resulting in accelerated development and innovation.
Adam Schink, Marine Robotics Innovation Centre Manager at the NOC added, “The concept of transformative technology is already creating a future where readily adaptable systems are able to resolve varied and complex tasks at a much lower cost than ever before. We are delighted to welcome Saab Seaeye to the Innovation Centre - forging links with industry and academia is vital in expanding these frontiers of science and technology.”