Aquabotix Goes Public: Web-Based Tech and Underwater Vehicles

Aquabotix is a company that specializes in portable underwater vehicles. Its products include ROVs, hybrid AUV/ROVs and underwater camera systems. Aquabotix recently made the transition to become a public company and is now listed on the Australian Securities Exchange. ST caught up with CEO Durval Tavares and engineer Joshua Normandin to talk about the IPO…

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Unmanned Systems Innovators Will Pitch to Investors in San Francisco

San Francisco-based venture accelerator Investorfest Media is working with AUVSI Novus Unmanned to host a showcase of inventors and early-stage innovators in autonomous and unmanned systems technology on Nov. 1. The event held at the Hyatt Regency at San Francisco Airport is a chance for selected startups to present ideas to investors. It also includes…

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Sea Technology and IOSTIA Partner to Assist Blue Tech

  The International Ocean Science and Technology Industry Association (IOSTIA) is a new 501(c)(6) industry association representing businesses that provide technology and services for sectors that sustainably and commercially utilize the oceans. IOSTIA entered a partnership with Sea Technology magazine to assist blue tech companies by providing information on products and advancements and contributing to…

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Northwestern Michigan College Offers Underwater Robotics Program

Northwestern Michigan College is the first in the United States to offer a Bachelor of Science in Maritime Technology, including courses in calibration, deployment, operation, maintenance and management of marine technology assets, including data collection, processing and mapping. Part of the course involves examining shipwrecks at depths of approximately 150 m using Saab Seaeye’s Falcon…

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Deep Dive into Engineering the World’s Most Advanced ROV System: Q&A with Carl Barrett

In August 2017 a research group led by explorer and philanthropist Paul G. Allen used ultra-high-tech underwater equipment to locate the wreckage of the USS Indianapolis, a ship that sunk in the final days of WWII after it was struck by Japanese torpedoes. The discovery was made by Mr. Allen’s company, Vulcan Inc., using a…

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Aquabotix Wants to Deploy Technology to Assist with Surveying Hurricane Damage

Aquabotix is an underwater robotics company that makes underwater drones called autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) and remotely-operated vehicles (ROVs), as well as networked underwater cameras. The company has issued a statement that this kind of equipment could be useful for surveying underwater damage to infrastructure at ports, offshore drilling rigs and various submerged coastal structures.…

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