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Houston Mechatronics to showcase multipurpose underwater robot at Xponential 2018

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April 26, 2018

Mariana Iriarte

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

Houston Mechatronics to showcase multipurpose underwater robot at Xponential 2018

HOUSTON. Officials at Houston Mechatronics will be showcasing their new subsea robot, Aquanaut, at Xponential, taking place April 30th ? May 3rd at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver.

Aquanaut is a multipurpose subsea robot which employs a patented shape-shifting transformation from an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) to a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV), removing the need for vessels and tethers. The vehicle enables both the collection of data over long distances as well as manipulation of subsea objects at a lower cost than today's technology.

 

"We firmly believe that this technology is a revolution in subsea robotics. Aquanaut, and our tightly coupled over-the-horizon software Commander, enables Houston Mechatronics to deliver more feature rich, safer subsea services to commercial and defense customers that demand it," says Houston Mechatronics CEO Matthew Ondler.

Nic Radford, CTO of Houston Mechatronics, remarked that, "We saw a great opportunity to fundamentally change the commercial and defense subsea markets with Aquanaut. Aquanaut was designed to operate over-the-horizon with onshore operator supervision. We have removed the need for onsite vessels (and people) from subsea work while still maintaining the operator's situational awareness and the ability to modify missions, which our customers demand. Our capability can truly transform industries. For the warfighter, this means increasing the standoff distance therefore resulting in safer conditions. For commercial customers, this means that we can provide more capability than they have today for much less cost."

Houston Mechatronics will be presenting the Aquanaut at both the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston Texas, and the AUVSI Xponential Conference in Denver, Colorado.

 

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