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Subsea Robotics: Aquanauts, Hydronauts, Roll Out

Jan 30, 2023

Houston-based Nauticus Robotics’ first production Aquanauts and Hydronauts will head into the wild and closer to full commercialization this year, with testing planned in Norway and in the Gulf of Mexico. Founder and CEO Nicolaus Radford discusses the past few busy years for the tech start-up.It’s been a relatively fast journey for Nauticus. Set up in 2014 (as Houston Mechatronics Inc), the company has been a bit of an outsider in the offshore industry…

Ocean Infinity Inks Deal with Shell for Subsea Data Capture Services

Mar 28, 2024

Ocean Infinity signed a global framework agreement (GFA) with Shell to provide its robotic fleet for servicing the offshore energy sector.The GFA marks a significant milestone in the provision of lean-crewed and robotic seabed geomatics, spanning geophysical and geotechnical services…

Robotics in the EngineRoom

Dec 14, 2023

When talk turns to autonomous ships, a first question always centers on how routine and emergency repair and maintenance will be conducted. Trey Taylor, Director of Digital Innovation, Fairbanks Morse Defense (FMD), discusses FMD’s research and development on next-gen engine room robotics…

UH Aims to Develop Subsea Pipeline Inspection Autonomous Robot

Aug 31, 2023

University of Houston researchers are developing an autonomous robot to identify potential pipeline leaks and structural failures during subsea inspections. The technology will aim to make the inspection process safer and more cost effective…

Kraken Robotics Reports Strong Q2

Aug 29, 2023

Kraken Robotics Inc. has announced solid financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2023.Products revenue in the quarter was $10.5 million, an increase of 24% over the comparable quarter. The increase was the result of continued sales of KATFISH…

UK Minister Opens £3m DARE Centre for Offshore Renewable Energy Testing

May 18, 2023

Graham Stuart, the UK Minister for Energy Security and Net Zero, on Thursday opened the Digital, Autonomous, and Robotics Engineering (DARE) Centre at Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s testing facility in Blyth.According to ORE Capatult…

Marine Robotics Tech Firm GreenSea Systems Starts Off 2023 with Key New Hires

Jan 12, 2023

Marine robotics technology company Greensea Systems on Thursday shared its latest additions to the team, and its implementation of a more agile delivery methodology for its Program Management (PM) team, led by Laura Krahn.Krahn joined Greensea…

VIDEO: Ocean Infinity's Armada 7801 Robotic Vessel Reaches Norway

Jan 05, 2023

Ocean Infinity's Armada 7801 has reached Norway after a long journey from Vietnam, where its hull was built last year at the Vard Vung Tau shipyard.'Our first new ship has arrived in Norway, having set sail on its maiden voyage from Vietnam in November…

VIDEO: Ocean Infinity's Two Armada Vessels Set Sail from Vietnam

Dec 06, 2022

Ocean Infinity, a seabed survey and ocean research company based in the United States, said Tuesday that two of its new vessels, part of the Armada USV fleet, had set sail from Vietnam.'We're officially the proud owner of not just one but two brand new ships…

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…

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…

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