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The Mayflower Autonomous Ship is scheduled to cross the Atlantic Ocean in 2021. (Photo: IBM)

AI- and Solar-powered Autonomous Ship Mayflower Launched

research non-profit ProMare and tech giant IBM, who leveraged IBM's latest advanced edge computing systems, automation software, computer vision technology and Red Hat Open Source software."Able to scan the horizon for possible hazards, make informed decisions and change its course based on a fusion of live data, the Mayflower Autonomous Ship has more in common with a modern bank than its 17th century namesake," said Andy Stanford-Clark, Chief Technology Officer, IBM UK & Ireland. "With its ability to keep running in the face of the most challenging conditions, this small ship

Applying ‘deep learning’ methods for the detection, classification and tracking of ships and buoys during navigation. Photo: DTU

Partnering on the Digital Ship: Inside Denmark’s ShippingLab

for the autonomous navigation and supervision of passenger ferries in Danish waters:“In particular the core idea was to develop advanced tools for autonomous navigation and decision support by exploiting state-of-the-art electro-optical sensor technology and methods in sensor fusion, AI and control theory to enable vessels to operate with a partly unattended bridge,” explained Galeazzi. “Based on this idea, DTU succeeded in gathering a strong network of industrial stakeholders from the Danish maritime cluster that shared the vision of demonstrating the autonomous

BladeBUG is a blade walking inspection robot, focusing on leading edge erosion inspection. Images from ORE Catapult.

Robotics: Autobots Transform in the Offshore Energy Sector

equipped with a precision acoustic sensor to identify non-conformities in offshore machinery, has been risk-assessed and approved for offshore use in non-classified areas, says Cognite. In the trials, Cognite staff will test the interface between various offshore operational systems and its Cognite Data Fusion platform, to test and verify how the robot can perform remote inspections supported by onshore personnel, for the likes of routine inspections, reducing travel, HSE risk and operational ability to detect anomalous situations, says Cognite.  Since 2017, Equinor has been using System T, from Surface

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iXblue Equips Ifremer's New 6000m AUV

;s relative positioning precision is achieved through the high level of coupling with the Phins C7 INS while the absolute submetric precision is given by the acoustic positioning system solution (USBL, Sparse-LBL, etc.). iXblue’s inertial navigation post-processing software Delph-INS enables the fusion of surface USBL positioning and the AUV’s INS in post-survey. Thus near-perfect line matching immediately improves map consistency, data interpretation and targeting accuracy.  “As outcome of an international tender published in 2019, Ifremer has chosen the Sams-150 for its advantageous

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SBG Systems Unveils New Line of Miniature Inertial Sensors

inertial sensors are highly tested and calibrated in dynamic and temperature for a consistent and repeatable behavior in all conditions. Highly reliable, the Ellipse Series sensors come with a two-year warranty.All Ellipse marine versions output a 5cm heave, that adjusts automatically to the wave period. Fusion with DVL could be an additional performance enhancement for real-time navigation. This sensor could be easily integrated into marine projects thanks to compatibility with numerous industry software (TSS1, PASHR, INDYN protocols). Ellipse is the smallest heave sensor at this level of performance,

Graphic representation of the exercise; met-ocean data collection operations running concurrently with simulated threats, detection and mitigation assets. Image from ION.

Autonomous ANTX: Seismic Survey Tech and Port Security

to the UUVs, with control via a Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute Acomm unit. In addition, the AutoNaut also collected a metocean dataset, which offered some additional interesting data to analyze.“We were able to do this very quickly during the exercise, leaning on our decades of sensor and data fusion experience in the oil and gas industry,” says Gentle. “The end result is that the team were able to successfully detect threats, monitor their tracks and deploy countermeasures, all coordinated through Marlin.”“For this exercise, Seiche’s engineers built a prototype

Image: Sonardyne

Sonardyne Fusion 2 Software Update

Sonardyne International Ltd. has increased the capabilities of its Fusion 2 software package to enable surveyors and construction personnel to do even more, both on and offshore, with their existing hardware.This latest release of Fusion 2 unlocks new benefits, including a simplified surface box-in app and the ability to perform wireless structure deflection monitoring, without having to deploy specialist hardware. Additionally, Fusion 2 now includes 'office’ mode as standard, allowing project teams to plan and fine tune procedures before doing them for real offshore. Multi-user mode now

Duane Fotheringham, President, Unmanned Systems, HII

One-on-One with Duane Fotheringham, President, Unmanned Systems, HII

enough to operate for long periods of time without failure.”Advances in autonomy, artificial intelligence and machine learning will continue to push the boundaries of what is possible, according to Fotheringham. “By leveraging advanced GPUs to run machine learning algorithms, performing data fusion from sensors and maintaining greater situational awareness, vehicles will have the ability to adapt in real-time to their environment. Fielding these systems also requires new approaches to verification and validation to ensure their safety and reliability. Not only are we investing in these areas

Photo: Cambridge Pixel

Cambridge Pixel Announces Dual Redundant Radar Tracking

Pixel's integrated radar processing and display software based on COTS software and Open Standards. The SPx suite of software libraries and applications provides highly flexible, ready-to-run software products for radar scan conversion, visualization, radar video distribution, target tracking, sensor fusion, plot extraction and clutter processing.Cambridge Pixel's radar technology is used in naval, air traffic control, vessel traffic, commercial shipping, security, surveillance, and airborne radar applications. Its systems have been implemented in mission-critical applications with companies such

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