Underwater robotics company Saab Seaeye has joined the National Oceanography Center’s (NOC) Marine Robotics Innovation Center, as an Associate Member.
For Saab Seaeye, the NOC is an important hub in the development of underwater autonomous and robotic systems, and this new membership will further enable Saab Seaeye to collaborate with other strategic partners in the advancement of underwater robotic systems.
Jon Robertson, Managing Director at Saab Seaeye, said, “Our association with the NOC will allow us to advance the emergence of transformative robotics by continuing to integrate AUV and ROV technologies into electric robotic systems that are smaller, lighter, smarter and more versatile than current operational vehicles.”
Driving the rise of transformative systems is the advancement of intelligent, behavior-based control systems architecture, such as Saab Seaeye’s iCON. This concept comprises hardware and software building blocks that allow the rapid and harmonious migration of options across different systems, resulting in accelerated development and innovation.
Adam Schink, Marine Robotics Innovation Center Manager at the NOC, added, “The concept of transformative technology is already creating a future where readily adaptable systems are able to resolve varied and complex tasks at a much lower cost than ever before. We are delighted to welcome Saab Seaeye to the Innovation Center – forging links with industry and academia is vital in expanding these frontiers of science and technology.”