Durval Tavares News

Aquabotix’s Integra AUV/ROV is designed for multiple underwater missions across several sectors. Photo: Aquabotix

Aquabotix Debuts New Integra AUV/ROV

underwater vehicles. Yet in utilizing our hybrid digital platform, users no longer need two vehicles to explore and conduct tasks underwater. Now, they can activate AUV mode for broad range searches, while switching to ROV capabilities for more in-depth analysis of underwater conditions,” said Durval Tavares, Chief Technology Officer of Aquabotix.  To watch the Integra AUV/ROV in action, visit https://www.aquabotix.com/hybrid-auvrovs.html  

David Batista (Photo: Aquabotix)

Batista Named CEO at Aquabotix

UUV Aquabotix Ltd has named David Batista as Chief Executive Officer, succeeding the company’s current CEO and founder, Durval Tavares, who will assume the role of Chief Technology Officer.   In his new role as CTO, Tavares will lead development of the company’s underwater ROV (remotely operated vehicle) and Hybrid AUV/ROV (autonomous underwater vehicle/remotely operated vehicle) technology, with a particular focus on application in high-demand verticals such as military, security and law enforcement, aquaculture and marine construction and maintenance.   “When I

At the DEMA Show 2017 (L-R):  Aquabotix Chief Development Officer Ted Curley; Audrey Darley, Director of Vendor Relations for Darley; and Henry “Ace” Thrift, Director of Business Development, Navy/SOCUM/Federal Team. (Photo: Aquabotix)

Aquabotix Adds US Distributor

;s global network, including Sadaret Ltd., Seafloor Systems, Deekay Marine Services and A2 Marine Solution.    “Aquabotix continues to partner with best in class distributors, including Darley, to help achieve our sales goals and increase our presence in the U.S.,” said Durval Tavares, CEO of Aquabotix.   Darley Defense has executed large federal contracts dating back to pre-World War II and is a contract vendor in Defense Logistics Agency’s (DLA) Tailored Logistics Support (TLS) Programs for both fire and emergency services equipment and special operational equipment

With Live Remote Control, users of Aquabotix’s underwater vehicles and cameras are given the ability to pilot their devices remotely from any web browser-enabled device, anywhere in the world (Image: Aquabotix)

Aquabotix Introduces Remote Piloting Capabilities

how the world’s technologically most advanced militaries have, for years, operated battlefield aerial drones from safe locations outside of the theatre of war, Aquabotix said.   “With Live Remote Control, any browser-based modern device can now interact with our system,” said Durval Tavares, CEO of Aquabotix. “Having our customers operate unmanned systems underwater in a live, immediate fashion, from anywhere in the world, is a game-changer for the underwater robotics industry. Advances in underwater unmanned systems typically lag those in the aerial domain by several years

(Photo: Aquabotix)

Tech File: Hybrid AUV/ROV

barrier to both cost and efficiency. With the hybrid AUV/ROV, you not only have a digital framework for autonomy, but also the ability to quickly take control. It is a multi-mission vehicle that is poised to be a game-changer for the underwater robotics industry.     The Author Durval Tavares is CEO, Aquabotix     (As published in the October 2017 edition of Marine Technology Reporter

(Image: Aquabotix)

Aquabotix Adds New Global Distributors

primary markets, including oceanographic, aquaculture, survey, defense and security.”   “As the underwater robotics market continues to grow and we continue to expand our global presence, we are expanding our network of effective distributors with whom we can partner,” said Durval Tavares, CEO of Aquabotix. “Thanks to these recent additions to our network, we are now in a prime position to reach a range of users and suppliers in markets in which we previously had no presence, and dramatically increase the distribution of our vehicles worldwide.”  

Aquabotix’s Endura (Photo: Aquabotix)

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab Orders an ROV

on Earth, in order to, among other things, assist NASA with its search for the best-known candidates for life in the solar system.   “We are proud of being able to provide NASA’s JPL with a vehicle that is fully configurable to their needs,” said Aquabotix’s CEO, Durval Tavares. “Our team is working to integrate specialist sensors fit for purpose, which is made possible due to Aquabotix’s digital architecture.&rdquo

Two of Aquabotix’s commercial grade UUVs – Endura and Hybrid (Photo: Aquabotix)

Aquabotix’s IPO Closes Oversubscribed

million (approximately US$5.5 million). The maximum subscription was substantially exceeded in the IPO, and the IPO has now closed substantially oversubscribed. Investors will be advised of the degree (if any) to which their applications for shares have been scaled back, in the coming days.   Durval Tavares, Aquabotix’s CEO, commented, “Following the commencement of the ASX trading, Aquabotix will be the first and only dedicated underwater drone publicly-traded company globally. The level of interest in the industry and in our company that has been shown by institutional and retail investors

Endura (Photo: Aquabotix)

New Mini Inspection Class ROV: The Endura

, satellite communications; environmental sensors; fish plow, laser scaler, manipulator arm; and 360 degree rotating/ 180 degree tilt camera.   “Innovation is the cornerstone of Aquabotix mission and the Endura is the latest example of our constantly evolving technology,” said Durval Tavares, President & CEO, “With roots from our successful series of HydroView ROVs, the Endura is a refined advancement with our latest hardware and software innovations. Our customers are tackling very complex underwater tasks and the Endura is a response to their needs and requests. Every

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