ROV and AUV software developer SeeByte and manufacturer Soil Machine Dynamics (SMD) have teamed up to develop advanced control algorithms for ROV systems. The collaboration will build on SMD’s experience with its Distributed Vehicle Control System and on SeeByte products such as SeeTrack CoPilot, a plug-andplay software that enables planning and execution of semiautonomous, pre-programmed ROV missions.
The companies previously joined forces to develop what SeeByte calls the first mid-water DP application for rock-dumping, for the Jan de Nul Group. ‘This is yet another positive partnership born from our software’s proven ability to improve the capabilities of ROVs during subsea missions, especially when paired with hardware as well-designed and respected as that of SMD,’ said SeeByte CEO Bob Black.
The partnership ‘aims to push the boundaries for sophisticated autonomous and pilot-assist systems for workclass operations in a range of environments,’ according to SeeByte.