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In Offshore Energy, the Winds of Robotic Change are Blowing

Apr 28, 2022

Whether we realize it or not, robotics and robotics systems are starting to impact our daily lives. From warehouse picking systems through to high-end medical devices through to your mowbot lawnmower. Each tends to be specialized to its own task and a similar trend is now starting to play out in the offshore wind space, where it’s hoped that robots can make operations safer and more efficient.According to a report…

Kraken Robotics' Brazilian Subsidiary Gets $8M R&D Funding

Nov 04, 2022

Canadian marine robotics company Kraken Robotics said Friday it had signed a R&D contract with a global energy company that will provide $8 million of cash funding to Kraken’s Brazilian subsidiary over a 3-year period.Under this project, Kraken…

VideoRay Promotes Goldstein to COO

Aug 09, 2022

Underwater remotely operated vehicle (ROV) technology company VideoRay announced it has promoted Andy Goldstein to chief operating officer. He joined VideoRay in 2009 and most recently served as vice president, engineering and operations.Goldstein…

Nauticus Robotics Announces Contract with Shell

Aug 04, 2022

Houston-area marine technology company Nauticus Robotics said it has reached a deal with oil major Shell to advance to the qualification phase for a more efficient means of acquiring subsea integrity data utilizing Nauticus’ Aquanaut and Hydronaut robotic platforms…

Robotics: Collaboration Pushes Boundaries of Offshore Cleaning and Inspection

Jun 14, 2022

Woodside collaborated with industry to create a state-of-the-art offshore caisson cleaning and inspection tool (CCAIT system), designed to enable safe and cost-effective remote inspection of offshore platforms.The unique system was designed…

Greensea Acquires C-2 Innovations' Line of Seafloor Crawling Robots

Jun 01, 2022

Greensea Systems today launched Bayonet Ocean Vehicles, a new company created to develop, manufacture, and distribute a line of amphibious robots recently acquired from C-2 Innovations Inc.The deal includes the acquisition of the IP and inventory of C-2 Innovations’ crawling robot product line…

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…

ROBOTICS: Meet Your New Offshore Robotic Co-workers; Charles, Eddie, ANYmal & Spot

Aug 03, 2021

Within the last 12 months, a series of significant steps have been made in the world of offshore robotics; a number of legged and tracked robots made their first steps onto and around offshore facilities in Malaysia, the Netherlands, Norway and the US…

L3 Harris Tapped to Deliver USV for Offshore Oil Spill Response

Jul 01, 2021

An unidentified 'leading integrated oil and gas company' recently took delivery of an Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) from  L3Harris Technologies, a USV designed to help out during oil spill response operations.C-Tug 3 is an 11-ft. USV  outfitted with L3Harris' ASView control system…

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…

Palfinger Equipment for Ocean Infinity's Robotic Vessel Fleet

Apr 15, 2021

Palfinger, an Austrian manufacturer of hydraulic lifting, loading, and handling systems for marine applications, has won a contract to deliver equipment for Ocean Infinity's fleet of robotic vessels to be built by VARD.Ocean Infinity, a U.S…

Robots Could Replace Thousands of Oil & Gas Jobs, Cut Drilling Costs

Mar 30, 2021

Robots could replace hundreds of thousands of oil and gas jobs globally and reduce drilling labor costs by several billion dollars by 2030, if there is an industry push for such a transition, Rystad Energy has found.'Even when the Covid-19 downturn is finally past us…

Rovco's Robotics Spin-off Vaarst Open for Business

Mar 24, 2021

Vaarst, an offshore robotics technology spin-off from ROV-services firm Rovco, was formally launched Wednesday.Vaarst says its goal is to revolutionize the offshore robotics sector - 'leveraging intelligent data flows for smart asset management…

iFROG: Robot for Cleaning and Inspection of Offshore Wind Monopiles Completes Trials

Dec 02, 2020

An amphibious robot called iFROG capable of working in teams to clean and inspect monopiles above water level and up to 60 meters below (~6 bar), has successfully completed trials at the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s National Renewable Energy Centre in Blyth…

Ocean Infinity to Expand Armada Fleet with 'World's Largest' Robotic Vessels

Nov 23, 2020

Marine and offshore survey company Ocean Infinity, which recently announced plans to build the world's largest fleet of unmanned surface vessels - the Armada, is now adding what it says are 'world's largest marine robotic vessels' to the Armada fleet…

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