The Falcon is a compact robot that was designed for shallow waters and strong currents. The company says the small footprint of the meter-sized Falcon is important for offshore energy operators as construction is carried out using fleets of small service vessels needed in shallow waters.
Tokyo-based systems provider Marimex says the Falcon’s broad operational capability means that it can be used for preliminary surveys as well as post-construction maintenance monitoring and many other applications.
Saab Seaeye says the Falcon has a reliability record covering over a million hours underwater.
The success of the highly portable Falcon comes from combining intelligent control architecture with five powerful thrusters to enable precise maneuverability in turbulent waters among complex structures, the company says. It is loaded with a wide range of cameras, sensors and tooling, typically found on much larger robotic vehicles.