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The shape-shifting Aquanaut underwater vehicle (Photo: Houston Mechatronics Inc.)

Houston Mechatronics Leverages Greensea's OPENSEA

testing,” Jide Akinyode, Aquanaut Program Manager.“HMI is the perfect example of how OPENSEA as a platform can be used to expand a company’s technology footprint without adding the overhead of having foundation-level technologies such as navigation and vehicle control,” said Ben Kinnaman, CEO of Greensea. “Greensea has spent more than a decade developing and testing systems needed for highly accurate subsea navigation and control in all kinds of hostile, demanding environments. Using the OPENSEA SDK, HMI is able to develop a revolutionary idea on a robust platform.&rdquo

Matt Green (Photo: Greensea)

Greensea Hires Green as Senior Robotics Engineer

inspection class ROVs used  in military subsea EOD mitigation.“We wanted a robotics engineer who would push the boundaries of what a small ROV is capable of in the EOD world. These ROVs require highly accurate navigation and control in a narrow SWaP-C environment,” said Greensea CEO, Ben Kinnaman. “Matt comes to Greensea with 20-years of experience engineering solutions for these limited SWaP-C requirements. We have a very aggressive roadmap for the advancement of EOD Workspace as the intuitive “Next Generation” command, control, and situational awareness system for EOD

Kraken's SeaVision 3D Underwater Laser Scanner integrated onto the Greensea Hull Crawler, with foam to maintain neutral buoyancy (Photo: Kraken)

Kraken, Greensea Partner to Advance Marine Robotics

of the Greensea Crawler. The system was fielded in Florida and demonstrated inspections of a real-world vessel."The partnership we have signed is very significant. It is a relationship formed between the most disruptive, agile, and aggressive technology developers in the industry," said Ben Kinnaman, CEO of Greensea. “Greensea’s powerful open architecture software platform combined with Kraken's sensor technology, vehicles, and services will create the next generation of robotics for the subsea industry. The value this partnership creates will drive business for both of our

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Greensea’s New Ship Hull Crawler Tech Launches with VideoRay Defender ROV

capabilities for a fully autonomous robotic hull inspection and proactive in-water cleaning solution.  “VideoRay is a valued Greensea partner with a dynamic and powerful ROV. We are pleased to be working with VideoRay to offer early models of our hull crawling technology,” said Ben Kinnaman, CEO of Greensea. “It’s a natural extension of the work we’ve done together to provide the miniature ROV industry with an easy-to-use, highly-capable robotic system.”VideoRay and Greensea expect early adopters of the technology will use the Defender with the Greensea hull

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Greensea Expands, Again

precise hull-relative navigation and autonomy capabilities. Assisting James on the hull robotics program is Sam Fladung, Robotics Engineer.“James is one of the best engineers I know. I first met him at graduate school and then worked with him at Phoenix International,” said Greensea CEO, Ben Kinnaman. “We have built a lot of robots together. I’ve been trying to get him to work for us at Greensea for years and finally, with the opening of our Plymouth office and the new hull robotics program, the timing was right. We’re thrilled to have him on our team and excited to build

Graham Lester (Photo: Wight Ocean)

Greensea Expands into Europe with Wight Ocean

, is currently used in more than 1,000 marine systems in applications that include explosive ordnance disposal (EOD), offshore survey and Inspection, to ship hull robotics.“Greensea has always prided itself on meeting diverse customer needs with easy-to-use, groundbreaking solutions,” said Ben Kinnaman, CEO of Greensea. “We look forward to partnering with Wight Ocean to develop and deepen relationships so we can help our international customers achieve success in the field.”The international expansion continues a trend of aggressive growth for Greensea. “In the past year, we&rsquo

Greensea CEO Ben Kinnaman announced the opening of his company's second office.

Greensea Opens Second Location

Cordage Company, will be the company's first office outside of Vermont and will become home to a growing team of software developers and robotics engineers."We are known for our open-architecture platform, OPENSEA, that is currently in use in more than 900 marine systems," said CEO Ben Kinnaman. "Being on the waterfront, in the heart of a vibrant maritime community, is the perfect place to expand our company. We hope that having an office in Plymouth is an attractive option to potential talent, some who may already call South Eastern Massachusetts or Cape Cod home."Greensea

“We are moving autonomous technologies into vehicles that have always been "remotely operated" or even manned to realize more efficiency and capability.  We are really blurring the lines between "ROV" and "AUV" and minimizing the technical difference between manned and unmanned. ”
Ben Kinnaman, CEO, Greensea Systems, Inc."

Subsea: The Future of Unmanned Vehicles

increase the accuracy, duration and efficiency of such systems. MTR tapped a few key industry leaders to discuss the path ahead.“I think there are two current market drivers forcing the industry to develop and adopt technologies that make subsea vehicles more efficient and effective,” said Ben Kinnaman, CEO, Greensea Systems, Inc. “First, the market really wants to use miniature vehicles and realize the long-promised potential of these systems.  Second, we need to get more value from our human operators.”Kinnaman has a unique perspective as Greensea Systems Inc., which he founded

MTS ROV Committee Chair, Chuck Richards, presents the 2018 Corporate Excellence Award to Greensea president and CEO, Ben Kinnaman (Photo: Greensea)

Greensea Wins MTS Corporate Excellence Award

by the Remotely Operated Vehicle committee of the Marine Technology Society (MTS) at Underwater Intervention in New Orleans, La.   The award, which is presented to companies that have made significant contributions to the ROV community, was accepted by Greensea’s CEO and president, Ben Kinnaman, and COO, Marybeth Gilliam.   “I was pleased to present this prestigious award to Greensea. Their products, specifically the OPENSEA operating platform, is a significant advancement for all subsea vehicles. It contributes to simplifying complex robotic operations, resulting in increased

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