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Kraken's OceanVision Moving Ahead

said it believes the project could grow as additional stakeholders, technologies and products are added to the project scope.Karl Kenny, Kraken's President & CEO said, "OceanVision is a unique business model, offering a combination of sensors, underwater robots, cloud computing and artificial intelligence. Under OceanVision, clients do not need to purchase expensive data acquisition hardware and analytics. Instead, they can lease the robotic devices to acquire the ultra-high-resolution subsea data that they need. The data captured by robots across different locations can be stored in a cloud-based

CMA CGM to Support Notilo Plus Rollout

Plus, a Marseilles-based start-up specialized in autonomous underwater solutions, in order to help them launch their industrialization.Notilo Plus develops autonomous underwater dronesFounded in 2016 and based in Marseilles and Lyon, Notilo Plus develops autonomous underwater systems featuring artificial intelligence and data enhancement capabilities. It develops “made in France” autonomous solutions targeting the fields of maritime transportation, leisure and infrastructure.Last December, Rodolphe Saadé, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the CMA CGM Group, presented the Jacques

Sandia National Laboratories researchers use crawling robots and drones with infrared cameras to look for hidden wind blade damage to keep blades operational for longer and drive down the costs of wind energy. (Photo: Randy Montoya)

New Tech for Wind Blade Inspections

having a drone or a fleet of drones that take off every day, fly around the wind turbines, do all of their inspections, and then come back and upload their data,” Paquette says. “Then the wind plant operator will come in and look through the data, which will already have been read by artificial intelligence that looks for differences in the blades from previous inspections and notes potential issues. The operator will then deploy a robotic crawler on the blade with suspected damage to get a more detailed look and plan repairs. It would be a significant advance for the industry.&rdquo

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ForeCoast Software to Optimize Modus H-AUV

its clients the most operationally efficient solutions.ForeCoast Marine is an advanced mission scheduling, logistics and metocean risk management system, enabling operational strategies to be optimized throughout the lifetime of a marine project. The software will be used to develop an advanced artificial intelligence (AI)-based scheduling algorithm to enable efficient task prioritization and routing of the AUV, and to support day-to-day decision making with respect to the timing and sequencing of operations. According to JBA, this is particularly relevant when carrying out fully autonomous survey and

Neil Gordon (Photo: Subsea UK)

Subsea UK: Exploring Underwater Robotics

Companies are being invited to highlight the advances in underwater robotic technology, including developments in Artificial Intelligence (AI), autonomy and communication, at Subsea UK’s Underwater Robotics conference in Aberdeen later this year.  Sponsored by ROVOP and Saab Seaeye, the one day event will look at the new technology being developed by the industry and the potential which exists for advances in underwater robotics.The call for speakers is now open for the annual conference which will take place on Wednesday, September 18, at the Chester Hotel, Aberdeen.Abstracts are being

Aquanaut (Photo: Houston Mechatronics)

HMI to Develop AI-powered Subsea Manipulator Hands

US-based subsea robotics firm Houston Mechatronics, Inc. (HMI) said it has set out to develop Artificial Intelligence (AI) powered robotic hands for subsea manipulators, under a recent award from the Office of Naval Research (ONR).As technology matures, subsea systems such as autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV) and remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROV) are increasingly serving in more important roles for applications such as offshore oil and gas and underwater defense.However, despite many technological advances over recent years, robots in the ocean typically do not have the manipulation

EIVA has joined the Sonardyne group of companies and will remain an independent Danish business and brand. (Photo: Sonardyne)

Sonardyne Acquires EIVA

of EIVA and add value to our customers.”Stephen Fasham, Sonardyne’s Investment and Integration Director, and now Chairman at EIVA, said, “EIVA’s day-to-day business activities are very much aligned with our own, including the drive towards remote operations and use of artificial intelligence. They are a crucial piece of the marine data and autonomy jigsaw, which fits very well within our group and will enable us to jointly provide our customers with even greater benefits.&rdquo

Images: Modus Seabed Intervention

Flying new Routes Subsea

Sabertooth AUV system, Modus Seabed Intervention has now bought its second, deep water rated Sabertooth, which will be delivered this summer.The acquisition of its latest 3,000m-rated Sabertooth, will enable the company to continue to build on its track record and to offer vehicles with enhanced artificial intelligence and autonomy capabilities.The company’s vision is for its HAUVs to operate infield at offshore oil and gas and renewables sites, including wind farms, independent of service vessels. This could be via a surface deployment system or via a subsea garage/docking station, which the vehicle

The guided-missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) transits in formation with the guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87), the guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60), and the aircraft car-riers USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) and USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) during dual-carrier sustainment and qualification operations in the Atlantic. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Justin Yarborough/Released)

U.S. Navy Requests $205.6B in 2020

unknown asymmetric threats. To that end Research & Development funding increases this year by 9.5 percent from FY19 to FY20. To maintain our competitive advantage, this year’s budget increase targets the development of longer-range and hypersonic weapons, unmanned aircraft and vessels, artificial intelligence and additional capabilities aligned with the Future Force

Marine Technology Reporter published a supplement to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Oceanology International. Photo: MTR

Oi: Tracking 50 Years of Ocean Innovation

, very large and typically built into the hull of a ship. Those instrumentation providers created a new wave of digital sonar, modern circuits, there’s been an evolution in transceivers and these shrank and have become to some extent more affordable.“The improvement in autonomy, artificial intelligence, machine learning, etc., they have matured. In the 1990s, you had to write a text file and up load it to the computer of the robot, push a button and hope it didn’t have a typo,” he adds. “Now to do a mission plan you throw a couple of way points in and say go. The software

Resourceful: Norwegian AUV and oceanographic researchers work in sync. Photo Credit: Professor Martin Ludvigsen, NTNU AMOS

The “Disruption” in AUV Trends

Missions—it’s all a question of missions. The mission decides the payload, battery capacity, size and processing power of an autonomous underwater vehicle, or AUV. King among these is payload, from which market disruption is just waiting to happen. Changing payloads of artificial intelligence, management software, and researcher resourcefulness now combine with entrepreneurial technologists to inject uncertainty into AUV market forecasts.On a stormy night in an arctic sea, waves of salt water slosh against the hull of a light, unmanned surface vessel. A sleek, yellow “torpedo&rd

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