Shape-Shifting AUV-ROV Robot Released
Houston Mechatronics announced a new subsea robot, Aquanaut, a multipurpose subsea robot that employs a shape-shifting transformation from an AUV to an ROV, removing the need for vessels and tethers. The vehicle enables both data collection over long distances and manipulation of subsea objects.
Aquanaut was designed to operate over-the-horizon with onshore operator supervision. It removes the need for onsite vessels and people from subsea work while maintaining the operator’s situational awareness and the ability to modify missions. This means increasing standoff distance and safer conditions for the warfighter and lower costs for commercial customers.