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Subsea IMR Moves Robotic

onboard intelligence. Operators will use only high-level supervisory control to check system status and issue mission commands. This concept challenges both technology and business conventions.Aquanaut’s transforming capabilities are impressive mechanical developments. But the sensing and software engineering developments are equally important. Training a robotic system to perceive, understand, and engage a complex undersea environment is a significant challenge. Presuming the engineers succeed, the business challenges arise. Aquanaut is envisioned as an IMR on-call service, providing the necessary

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MacArtney Underwater Technology Turns 40

. Possessing vast engineering competences, the company manufactures high-quality products, fully integrated systems and innovative custom solutions, from design to installation, supported by training, after-sales service and local workshops. Its competences range from mechanical, electrical and software engineering to specialized fiber optic and molding expertise as well as project management.Less than one year ago, the executive board of MacArtney changed top management. The position as CEO was assumed by Claus Omann, who took over from Niels Erik Hedeager, long-serving CEO who is now Chairman of the

Virtual buoys are placed at exact locations via a map display in the NaviSuite Perio software (Image: EIVA)

EIVA Rolls Out Virtual Buoy Solution

Danish hardware and software engineering specialist EIVA has introduced a new system solution that offers an alternative way to ensure safe navigation by marking channels, shoals, wrecks, etc as well as during harbor expansions and other construction projects.    NaviSuite Perio provides harbor and other waterway authorities with the possibility of replacing marker buoys with virtual buoys that are managed via a software user interface and never actually deployed – yet, they are still displayed to AIS users as actual buoys at a given location in the water.    “NaviSui

The Ocean Cleanup system (Photo: Seatools)

Seatools to Supply Monitoring System for The Ocean Cleanup

;It requires a unique combination of technologies and capabilities. We will be able to make a valuable contribution to the project thanks to our extensive background in the development of measurement systems located in the splash zone, combined with our capabilities in monitoring, controls and software engineering.”   The remote monitoring system is of critical importance during the upcoming sea trials of the first operational system, which consists of a 600-meters long drifting barrier. The main purpose of the trials, which will take place in the Pacific (200+ nautical miles off the coast

GeoSphere data log shows the layered formation structure in the well. (Image: SLB)

GeoSphere: Mapping-while-drilling Evolution

maps with seismic surveys, interpretation of reservoir structure and geometry can be refined, revolutionizing field development strategy.   What different fields of research were involved in developing the GeoSphere reservoir mapping-while-drilling service? Mechanical, electrical, and software engineering that deliver deep directional measurements are at the core of the hardware development. From these measurements, a resistivity map of the reservoir is inverted using a novel stochastic process that allows the drilling team and geoscientists (such as petrophysicists, geologists and reservoir

From left to right: Dr. Jan Albiez, Dr. Sylvain Joyeux and Patrick Paranhos (Photos: Kraken)

New Hires Join Kraken Robotik

projects and later led DFKI’s Autonomy team. He is the main software architect of the Robot Construction Kit, a software framework used in a variety of robotic systems at DFKI and elsewhere, that has a focus on robust, fault-tolerant autonomous systems. Since 2014, he has been leading the software engineering efforts of the BG/Shell FlatFish project. Patrick Paranhos – Director, Business Development Paranhos obtained his MSc in Robotics in 2009 from PUC University in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil where he developed probabilistic localization algorithms for a Petrobras robotic system. In 2010

Iain Wallace (Photo: Rovco)

Wallace Joins Rovco as CTO

for the U.K. and European Space Agencies. Prior to this he was a research associate at Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh, where his work included the implementation of an indoor localization system.    With more than 15 years’ experience in the robotics, computer science and software engineering space, Wallace also worked on the European Space Agency’s Master project and the U.K. Space Agency’s Chameleon field trial. During this time, he developed an autonomous exploration rover to detect targets of interest and survey the geological characteristics of an area while in

Kraken Establishes German Subsidiary

intelligence. That's the fundamental thinking that led us to establish KRG in Bremen.”   KRG will be led by Dr. Jakob Schwendner as Managing Director. Dr. Schwendner spent 10 years at DFKI, (the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence) as an expert in autonomy, systems and software engineering for robotics, mission management, SLAM navigation, embedded systems, sensor processing and sensor fusion. He received his PhD in Robot Navigation in 2013 and since then had led a multidisciplinary team on autonomy. He has defined, managed and worked in numerous projects in both space and underwater

Subsea Well and Tree scanned by an SL1

Technip, 3D at Depth to Promote LiDAR Technology

best practices for the mutual benefit of both companies. “After several years of continued joint successes using subsea LiDAR, we are excited to announce a formal partnership with Technip USA through a joint development agreement,” said Brett Nickerson, Co-Founder and Director of Software Engineering. “Such an agreement will focus on new subsea LiDAR applications including the marriage of LiDAR and moving platforms. We believe this joint effort will provide solutions for many existing and future subsea applications.  3D at Depth is pleased to be a technology & solutions

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