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SMA Team Photo (Photo courtesy of Teledyne)

SMA Selects Teledyne CARIS

(SMA) has selected Teledyne CARIS to provide tools for generalization of bathymetric data in nautical charts.Through a competitive tender process, SMA has chosen Teledyne CARIS to provide CARIS BASE Editor as the solution for the generalization of bathymetric data in nautical charts. The software platform will provide the tools needed to generate contours and sounding selections using automated processes as much as possible.The addition of CARIS BASE Editor to SMA complements the existing CARIS HPD system already in place from a previous project. HPD is used for the management of spatial data

Graham Lester (Photo: Wight Ocean)

Greensea Expands into Europe with Wight Ocean

. The hull crawler is the first commercially available product to come out of Greensea’s hull robotics program, which is developing the advanced navigation and localization capabilities necessary for hull inspection, surveying, and non-destructive testing.Greensea’s open architecture software platform, OPENSEA, 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

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 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 companies."Greensea Hull Crawler with integrated SeaVision, using RGB lasers

Olis Robotics Hires Boyer as CCO

Military Institute and his MBA from The George Washington University.Olis Robotics’ CEO Don Pickering said, “Tom’s expertise developing and demonstrating the value of innovative technology will be critical as we accelerate partnership development and launch Olis Robotics’ software platform into new markets.”The company's next-generation software platform is designed to expand the capabilities of pilot-controlled service robots – such as remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROV) – in dynamic environments from space to subsea. Learn more about the Olis master

Dr. Blaine Levedahl (Photo: Olis Robotics)

Olis Robotics Hires Levedahl

technologies as Chief Scientist at Tethers Unlimited, a defense and commercial space technology company.Seattle-based Olis Robotics, formerly known as BluHaptics, was founded in 2013 as a spinout from the Applied Physics Lab at the University of Washington. The firm has developed a next-generation software platform that expands the capabilities of pilot-controlled service robots in the field

MSS Defender at the surface in a pond in Spring City, inspecting a submerged ship for training (Photo: Nortek)

Collaborators Make ROVs Smaller and More User-friendly

VideoRay, a world leader in inspection-class ROVs, are a prime example.For these vehicles, Norwegian Doppler specialist Nortek deployed its DVL1000 Doppler Velocity Log in collaboration with both VideoRay and Vermont’s Greensea Systems – which supplied the OPENSEA operational software platform, inertial navigation, and an autonomous control system for the ROV – to create a versatile, powerful and extremely compact vehicle. In fact, it’s small enough to be checked on to an airplane as luggage.The Defender is part of VideoRay’s Mission Specialist Series (MSS) of ROVs

(Photo: Olis Robotics)

Olis Robotics Acquires Machine Learning Startup

Olis Robotics, developer of next-generation remote robotics software, announced it has acquired Seattle-based machine learning startup White Marsh Forests (WMF).Olis, formerly BluHaptics, has created a next-generation software platform built from the ground up that expands the capabilities of pilot-controlled service robots in the energy and space sectors and other harsh operating environments. The firm's technology enables vast improvements in robotic dexterity, precision, efficiency and overall mission success.The addition of machine learning capabilities from WMF allows robots to recognize and

Photo: Greensea

MTR100: Greensea

, integrated navigation and control system could dramatically improve work with marine vehicles. Today, the company provides practical commercial solutions to make the work of the marine industry easier, cheaper and ultimately more effective. Using its core technology patent-pending OPENSEA software platform, Greensea has transformed vehicles into fully integrated systems across the marine industry – manned, unmanned, surface, subsea. Using the OPENSEA operating platform, Greensea has developed commercially available navigation and control products that are flexible and scalable, allowing

Are Føllesdal Tjønn Photo DNV GL

DNV GL Launches New Stability Analysis Tool

;                      HydroD Main Courtesy DNV GL “This is a huge step forward for Sesam,” says DNV GL – Software CEO, Are Føllesdal Tjønn. “It is the first release of Sesam HydroD on our new software platform. This will improve the user experience and the efficiency of analysis,” he says. Flexibility and efficiency The new platform provides users with an enhanced and easy-to-use interface, report generation in an editable Word format. Reusable and tailored templates will simplify design

Barriers Venice Photo ABB

ABB To Help Save Venice From the Sea

boxes ranging in size from 18.5 x 20 x 3.6 meters to 29.5 x 20 x 4.5 meters can be raised with compressed air in just 30 minutes, creating on short notice a barrier able to withstand incoming high water levels up to three meters above normal. ABB’s market-leading Symphony Plus automation software platform will control the raising and lowering of the barriers according to pre-set parameters whenever high water approaches or leaves the lagoon. Further to that, ABB will also provide an integrated electrical automation solution enabling remote operators to control the power network thus ensuring

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