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Rovco Awarded Funding for 3D Visualization Project

Remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) and hydrographic survey company Rovco predicts its integrated technology that utilizes advanced 3D computer vision and artificial intelligence (AI) systems with ROV platforms could transform the way offshore inspections are carried out and reduce costs by millions each year.The U.K. based firm, which has been working to advance the technology, has recently been awarded further funding by the U.K.’s innovation agency, Innovate UK, to develop the next stage of its integrated live 3D vision and AI survey technology.The funding will support the project's

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Artificial Intelligence Aids Subsea Object Detection

A developer of real-time 3D sonar technology and real-time subsea intelligence has launched a new product that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to automatically detect and recognize distinct underwater objects.Coda Octopus announced Tuesday that it is launching the initial product of its AI-based Automatic Object Detection (AOD) software product series, the Survey Engine Automatic Object Detection Package (SEADP), which enables geophysicists to automatically accomplish the previously painstaking and costly task of manually sifting through data to identify, tag and report on boulders within a seabed

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Teledyne CARIS to Sponsor GEBCO Symposium

the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), will be delivering the keynote speech at 9:30 a.m.His address at the symposium will speak about the importance of data standards to support the interoperability of bathymetry data, as well as discussing the industry’s latest trends such as the use of artificial intelligence (AI) for sonar noise removal, and bathymetry management and access through cloud-based web services. Hoggarth brings over 20 years of hands-on experience in the geospatial realm, with a specific emphasis on ocean mapping

Paul G. Allen (Photo: Vulcan)

Microsoft Co-founder Paul Allen Dies at 65

, with the conviction that creative thinking and new approaches could make profound and lasting impact," said Vulcan CEO Bill Hilf, speaking on behalf of Vulcan Inc., the Seattle Seahawks and Portland Trailblazers, Stratolaunch Systems, the Allen Institute and the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence."Millions of people were touched by his generosity, his persistence in pursuit of a better world, and his drive to accomplish as much as he could with the time and resources at his disposal."Paul’s life was diverse and lived with gusto. It reflected his myriad interests in

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Oil And Gas CEO: New Tech Creates Opportunity

Data from KPMG’s 2018 Oil and Gas CEO Outlook, released Oct. 10, reveals that globally, almost all oil and gas CEOs believe new technology creates opportunities. Eighty-five percent are piloting or have already implemented Artificial Intelligence (AI).However, only 59 percent feel their organization is an active disruptor in their own sector, and 57 percent feel that the lead times to achieve significant progress on transformation can be overwhelming"Technology is disrupting the status quo in the oil and gas industry. AI and robotic solutions can help us create models that will predict

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A BlueTech Future

;s Blue Economy was worth $14 billion per year, and was responsible for more than 46,000 jobs.What is notable about San Diego’s Blue Economy is not only its size, but also the innovation occurring in the sector. While companies all over the world are searching for ways to incorporate artificial intelligence into their products, San Diego-based startup Aquaai has built autonomous, fish-like drones that can closely monitor marine environments without causing a disturbance. While many companies are racing to produce and sell lab-grown meat and poultry, one of San Diego’s newest BlueTech

Saab Seaeye’s Sea Wasp MCM ROV (Photo: Saab Seaeye)

Subsea Defense: Extending Unmanned Capabilities

sensors.Extending the capabilities of submarine warfare systems without the need for humans is a key focus in the marine defense space. Navies feel under threat; they have limited budgets and worries about resurgent maritime forces from Russia and China, while new technologies – robotics, artificial intelligence (AI) and autonomous systems – are increasingly available to an ever-wider range of players, creating what are termed asymmetric threats in an ever-wider battle space.Commodore Robert Anstey, Assistant Chief of Staff Submarines – Royal Navy, told the Underwater Defence Technology

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AI Guides Rapid Data-Driven Exploration of Changing Underwater Habitats

A recent expedition led by Dr. Blair Thornton, holding Associate Professorships at both the University of Southampton and the Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo, demonstrated how the use of autonomous robotics and artificial intelligence at sea can dramatically accelerate the exploration and study of hard to reach deep sea ecosystems, like intermittently active methane seeps. Thanks to rapid high throughput data analysis at sea, it was possible to identify biological hotspots at the Hydrate Ridge Region off the coast of Oregon, quickly enough to survey and sample them

MTR does not present an “MTR100 Creative Photo” award, but if we did this year’s winner is Houston Mechatronics. Pictured is Houston Mechatronic’s Aquanaut in wet testing earlier this year holding it’s MTR100 ‘trophy’. (Photo: Houston Mechatronics)

MTR100: The Ones to Watch

Maslin is MTR’s ‘eyes & ears’ on the ground scouting new tech for our pages. Her mandate for the MTR100 was simple: ‘find five companies to watch closely in 2019.’ This is what she found.Forssea: Leveraging Machine Learning & AIMachine learning and artificial intelligence have made a huge impact on our day to day lives, from image recognition in Facebook to cars parking for themselves. These technologies are entering the subsea space in various shapes and forms.Paris-based Forssea Robotics is a subsea robotics and research and development (R&D) startup

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Rovco to Double Its Workforce

course to double its headcount by the end of 2019.To accommodate its rapidly expanding team, the firm recently relocated to larger premises in Bristol. The new 2,200 sq ft office space will also house a research and development laboratory, where Rovco will conduct further studies into underwater artificial intelligence and live 3D computer vision.With a number of projects in the pipeline and plans in place to purchase a fleet of autonomous vehicles, Rovco is in position to further expand its ROV and AUV service offering.Brian Allen, CEO of Rovco, said, “This is an exciting time for the company and

The Gwynt Y Mor wind farm. Photo from Rovco.

Subsea Robotics for Renewables

built point cloud models, was designed for deployment on underwater robotic platforms such as ROVs and AUVs.Another project, with ORE Catapult support, will see Bristol-based Rovco to use its 3D visualisation technology with subsea robotic systems to image offshore wind foundations, supported by artificial intelligence-driven software, to lower inspection costs by 80%. A system was moving to full testing and validation at the ORE Catapult’s National Renewable Energy Centre in Blyth, northeast England.GroutTo address the issues around grout and weld faults on monopiles and jackets, the OWA is supporting

Yohei Sasakawa, Chairman, Nippon Foundation. Copyright: Nippon Foundation

Nippon Foundation Addresses Global Ocean Threats

Japan. At the same time, we do not have the means or the technology to extract those resources. So this is something that Japan will have to acquire, as soon as possible, in order to leverage those resources.Japan is well known for having sophisticated technology, in areas such as robotics and artificial intelligence. When it comes to Deep Star, they are well-known in terms of working in the field, hands-on. So from that standpoint, we feel that the younger generation of Japan would be able to have the opportunity to be further educated and trained, together with Deep Star, to acquire the necessary capabiliti

KUROSHIO is integrating technologies owned by Japanese universities, institutes and companies for a unique collaborative approach centered around AUVs. (Photo: Woodruff Patrick Laputka)

Deep Ocean Exploration is the 21st Century ‘Space Race’

has shown us to be a resourceful species, always using the tools available to us to explore, understand and utilize the bounty of resources around us to create a better life. We have come a long way from the stone tools of our ancestors; the tools of today take the form of technology, computers, artificial intelligence and robots which we use very effectively in a number of areas including healthcare, education, transportation, manufacturing and communication. Many of these advances have been made possible by government leadership that spurs innovation, healthy competition and, ultimately, economic prosperity

Interview: David Millar, Fugro

more efficient and more cost-effective operations. As a result, we are developing and offering services with increased automation, not only in terms of autonomous and unmanned vehicles, but also in terms of command and control technologies, such as OARS, and processing techniques, such as artificial intelligence machine learning.How has the energy swoon impacted Fugro? How is Fugro most the same, most different, from five years ago?Fugro is a leaner, more customer-focused organization today than it was five years ago. The offshore energy downturn has forced us to improve our organization, improve

Nippon Foundation and Deepstar signed an MOU in Houston. Photo: Greg Trauthwein

Offshore: Nippon Foundation, Deepstar Sign MOU

shores of Japan. "At the same time we do not have the means or the technology to extract those resouces. This capability is something that Japan will have to acquire as soon as possible to leverage those available resources."   While Japan is a technology leader in robotics and artificial intelligence, the same cannot be said for its offshore energy business. The plan is for the Deepstar relationship to facilitate intelligence transfer for Japan's next generation.   DeepStar is a joint industry technology development project focused on advancing the technologies to meet its members'

Partners Set Out to Drive Subsea Digitalization

us to uncover the many future benefits of digitalization throughout the life of the field,” said Steve Wisely, Senior Vice President, i-Tech Services. “We look forward to collaborating with Leidos to deliver a technology development plan that utilizes big data, digitalization and artificial intelligence to allow clients to harvest greater insight for early decision making ensuring focused and cost effective management of the field by reducing OPEX.”“The partnership has already identified and initiated the first two development phases, which will see a focus on data acquisition

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Acteon, Arundo Analytics to Boost Subsea Efficiency

their engineering and cost challenges–both current and future–by providing efficiency-driven solutions. This partnership with Arundo will enable both companies to develop high-value analytics for operating companies supporting global customers through tools like machine learning and artificial intelligence to reduce the cost asset of ownership by 30 percent.   “We have a range of service lines focused on data capture and interpretation across all stages of the field life cycle,” said Paul Alcock, EVP of Acteon. “The aim of this partnership with Arundo is to align our

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