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Autonomous Trash Collector Deployed on the River Scheldt

. An autonomously navigating workboat, the Marine Litter Hunter, intercepts waste and pushes it to a collection pontoon. The waste is collected in the collection pontoon, where a crane equipped with a grab transfers the waste into a container.The fixed crane is operated remotely by an operator using virtual reality and 3D vision technology. When the container is full, the work boat takes this autonomously to the docking station, where it is unloaded by a transfer crane on the quay. The Marine Litter Hunter is fully CO2-neutral and moors autonomously at the docking station to charge.In addition to the mobile

Oil and Gas Industry Adopts VR

The oil and gas industry is witnessing wide-scale deployment of virtual reality (VR) technology across its value chain, according to GlobalData.According to the report, ‘Virtual Reality in Oil & Gas’, VR is finding its way into upstream, midstream and downstream sectors with applications in the simulation of new processes, analysis of project designs, reviewing of maintenance requirements and planning disaster responses.Ravindra Puranik, Oil and Gas Analyst at GlobalData, said: “Over time, this technology will transform oil and gas processes and workflows and help create new

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First Manned Dive to the Titanic in 14 Years

4K cameras and performed photogrammetry passes that will be used to create highly accurate and photoreal 3D wreck models. These will help researchers to assess the RMS Titanic’s current condition and project its future, and enable the wreck to be visualized using augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) technology.Scientists intend to publish the full results alongside a documentary film being made by Atlantic Productions London.The RMS Titanic sank after striking an iceberg during its maiden voyage in 1912, leading to the deaths of 1,517 of the 2,223 people on board, in one of the largest

The Aptara TOTEX-lite subsea system features lightweight, modular subsea technologies that are designed to reduce lead times for equipment delivery as well as total cost of ownership for the full life of the field. (Image: BHGE)

BHGE Opens Subsea Center of Excellence

range of lightweight, modular technology solutions re-engineered to cut the total cost of ownership in half and be more responsive to changes over the life of field.The new campus will benefit from advanced manufacturing tools and processes, designed to improve efficiency and productivity, including:Virtual reality tools and training opportunities to help technicians assemble equipment digitally and troubleshoot issues before construction begins;Automation to boost efficiency on activities like welding, testing and material-handling;Sensor-equipped machines that allow customers to view updates of manufacturing

Martin McDonald, Senior Vice President, ROV Division, Oceaneering International.
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One-on-One with Martin McDonald, SVP, ROV Division, Oceaneering

and subsea imaging comprise another important area – integrating the cameras and sensors to the ROVs to provide real-time 3D imaging of structures that are communicated directly to engineers onshore so they can then make asset-integrity decisions quickly. The images can also be built into a virtual reality environment, effectively digitizing the field and enhancing subsea navigation. Traditional methods use sonar and acoustic navigation, but virtual reality is here and becoming more advanced. As we move forward, we will build up 3D images of particular fields and other locations. Virtual reality

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Meet PoBo: Floating Platform for Disaster Relief

.”“By means of specially developed propulsion systems and supported by drone based underwater sensors, safe, semi-autonomous driving in flooded and unmapped areas will be made possible,” said Wahlster.The PoBo will be developed to be ergonomically friendly, and will have a mobile virtual reality system to conduct fast and cost-effective training

KUROSHIO is integrating technologies owned by Japanese universities, institutes and companies for a unique collaborative approach centered around AUVs. (Photo: Woodruff Patrick Laputka)

Deep Ocean Exploration is the 21st Century ‘Space Race’

for electronics that can withstand up to 5,600 lbs. per square inch of pressure.Primarily through private industry, a race is currently underway and focused on four kilometers below the ocean’s surface. Today, teams are letting robots do the work of aquanauts with artificial intelligence and virtual reality (just as the space community relied on remote craft such as the Mars Exploration Rover and the Mars Global Surveyor). Private researchers, government groups and ad-hoc teams are racing to their goal, to better understand our oceans to ensure they are healthy, valued and understood. The tools

JUPITER Cable Map (Photo: TE SubCom)

TE SubCom Announces Contract for Jupiter Cable

customers, as well as optimal connectivity to data centers on the West Coast of the United States.   “The demand for bandwidth in the Pacific region continues to grow at a remarkable rate, and is accompanied by the rise of capacity-dependent applications like live video, augmented and virtual reality, and 4k/8k video,” said Koji Ishii of SoftBank, co-chairperson of JUPITER consortium. “JUPITER will provide the necessary diversity of connections and the highest capacity available to meet the needs of the evolving marketplace. TE SubCom has a proven record of success in the design

Becoming a NVIDIA member will allow Rovco to enhance its 3D reconstruction capabilities and inspection techniques. Picture – 3D reconstruction of jacket structure. (Photo: Rovco)

Rovco Joins NVIDIA Inception Program

robotics and subsea inspection techniques. As a member of the Inception Program, Rovco will also be participating in the NVIDIA GPU (graphic processing unit) Technology Conference in Munich next week (October 10 – 12 ), Europe's only dedicated conference on AI, autonomous vehicles and virtual reality. Founded in 1999, NVIDIA sparked the growth of the PC gaming market, redefined modern computer graphics, and revolutionized parallel computing. It has since ignited modern AI with graphic processing units to enhance computers, robots and cars. With an expanding fleet of ROVs, sized from

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