SeeByte completes Bluefin Robotics’ HAUV trial

SeeByte has completed a confined area search (CAS) trial on Bluefin Robotics’ Hovering Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (HAUV) with the US Office of Naval Research.

Offshore staff

EDINBURGH, UK -- SeeByte has completed a confined area search (CAS) trial on Bluefin Robotics’ Hovering Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (HAUV) with the US Office of Naval Research. The goal of the trial was to demonstrate the automatic tracking of the propeller shafts of a ship hull. During the task, the HAUV and SeeByte’s control technology software detected both shafts, tracked each, and returned to the starting point autonomously.

“The CAS technology proved it was able to communicate, take control, and act out an inspection task, showcase real-time 3D reconstruction of the complex areas and accomplish all of this autonomously,” says Dr. Scott Reed, SeeByte’s engineering manager. “This is a remarkable technology that can be utilized by the military for mine identification/verification and port and harbor security measures, as well as for pipeline inspections and FPSO ship hull inspections for the offshore oil and gas industry.”

01/18/2010

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