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A Brief History of ROVs

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According to The Remotely Operated Vehicle Committee of the Marine Technology Society: “Exactly who to credit with developing the first ROV will probably remain clouded, however, there are two who deserve credit. The PUV (Programmed Underwater Vehicle) was a torpedo developed by Luppis-Whitehead Automobile in Austria in 1864, however, the first tethered ROV, named POODLE, was developed by Dimitri Rebikoff

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Blue Robotics Ping360 Scanning Sonar

Blue Robotics Ping360

Torrance, Califorina-based Blue Robotics announced its newest product, the Ping360 scanning sonar, which offers small ROVs the ability to navigate in low-visibility water conditions.  The Ping360 is a mechanical scanning sonar that uses a small acoustic transducer mounted on a motor that rotates it in 1° increments. As it rotates, it transmits and receives acoustic pulses to build a 360° image of the surroundings. This is similar

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New Survey Skid for Inspection-Class ROVs

future survey skid for small inspection class ROV

iXblue and 2G Robotics have signed a memorandum of understanding to offer a new survey skid for inspection-class ROVs. This all-in-one integrated skid will deliver high-accuracy inspection capabilities on small ROVs, enabling survey and inspection on low-cost assets. Using 2G Robotics’ ULS-500 Micro laser scanner and OBSERVER still camera, and iXblue’s Rovins Nano inertial navigation system, this new skid will offer a miniaturized

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Virtual Archaeology Museum Offers Detailed Models of Historic Shipwrecks

The Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) opened a Virtual Archaeology Museum that displays video, detailed 3D models and mosaic maps of shipwrecks from the 19th and 20th centuries. Discovered by BOEM in the course of underwater research and oil and gas exploration, these shipwrecks are important submerged cultural resources that provide a unique window into

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ROV Launch & Recovery System Delivered to New Zealand Navy

Hydramec Offshore completed the supply, integration and operational testing of a fully-active heave-compensated launch and recovery (LARS) system for a Saab Seaeye Cougar XT ROV to the New Zealand Navy. The New Zealand Navy, having acquired Ostensjo’s Edda Fonn multipurpose vessel for conversion to a diving support vessel, required an ROV to assist with diving support and other operations. Specifications

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Expedition in Seychelles Explores Ocean Health

Teledyne Marine has entered a partnership with Nekton Deep Ocean Exploration as an official subsea technology partner through value-in-kind contribution of equipment, technology and support. Teledyne Marine and Nekton have a shared common goal to lead the discovery and increase the understanding of the ocean. The purpose of the expedition in the Seychelles is a major global scientific collaboration that

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