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Robotics Community Gains Access to Xsens IMUs

, while Clearpath Robotics is a recognized authority on ROS technology, and its robot platforms are all built on ROS.MTi-series products are also all supported by the MT Software Suite, a development and configuration tool which enables users to quickly integrate an IMU into robots or other types of end product.Photo: Xsen

SUNFISH in a Cave, and the Data used for SLAM (Credit Stone Aerospace)

Untethered Vehicle Tech Continues to Advance Autonomy

tracking. They recently released a paper describing a new feature detection algorithm that outperforms current algorithms in the market, which will be used in their software tools. The software tools can generate a three-dimensional mesh from any point cloud or sonar, and from analyzed video data. The end product is a “3D mesh” with the “full resolution of the image” even though the underlying point-cloud has been reduced.EIVA’s Software Output Showing sonar and video data “mesh” (Credit: EIVA)Another presentation of novel ideas came from Terradepth’s Ken

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Hydroid Appraised at CMMI V2.0 Maturity Level 3

company performance. The level 3 appraisal indicates that Hydroid is performing at a “defined” level. At this level, company processes are well characterized and understood, and are described in standards, procedures, tools and methods. It also means that Hydroid’s set of end-to-end product development processes, which is the basis for maturity level 3, is established and improved over time

Swathe Services Named HYPACK Dealer for UK, Ireland

HYPACK hydrographic survey software to customers purchasing R2Sonic packages and also to anyone operating within the offshore industry.   The HYPACK 2016 software system provides surveyors with all of the tools required to design surveys, process data, reduce it and generate a high quality end product.  It can be used for a wide range of tasks, from collecting hydrographic survey data or environmental data to simply positioning a vessel in an engineering project.   The software is suited for use on both large and small vessels.  Existing customers include those on vessels

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Two New Products Launched from CARIS

water column data processing, includes improvements to the SIPS processing engine for side scan sonar data. The new SIPS engine has an improved user interface that allows the user to immediately see the enhancements that are done to the side scan image, CARIS said. The processing time of the final end product, the side scan mosaic, is reduced with the new SIPS engine. The produced mosaic can be draped on top of bathymetry in state of the art 3D visualization, or be used in other CARIS Ping-to-Chart software such as Bathy DataBASE and BASE Editor for further processing. Limits and Boundaries Module

Prirazlomnaya offshore platform: Photo courtesy of Gazprom

Despite Protests Gazprom Starts Arctic Oil Production

of 2014, and it is planned to produce no less than 300 thousand tons of oil throughout the year. The Prirazlomnaya offshore ice-resistant stationary platform secures every process operation in the field – drilling for oil, its production and storage, end product processing and offloading. Gazprom says it the first time in the world that hydrocarbons in the Arctic shelf will be produced by a stationary platform. Prirazlomnaya, explains Gazprom, was constructed in Russia and is intended for operation under extreme environmental

L to R: Keith Henderson, Robert Murphy & Aditya Nawab

A USV Franchise Grows Strong in Abu Dhabi

Marine and 5G International, the initial target for the vessel was the UAE military, but as the project has evolved and markets explored, the collective believe the potential outside of military circles is much larger in potential. Focused first on the UAE military, however, has helped to create an end product that is attractive to both sectors. “First and foremost, it has to be off-the-shelf, designed and built in the UAE,” said Bartlett. In part this harkens back to the government’s desire to inspire and develop home-grown technology and industry. “We are putting together

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