Sea Machines Announces Collaboration with TUCO Marine
Sea Machines Robotics has announced a collaboration with TUCO Marine of Denmark to offer remote and autonomous control products as factory options in their line of ProZero workboats.
The TUCO Marine Group manufactures a range of modern efficient workboats at its Faaborg, Denmark, location and is specialized in the production of carbon fiber hulls.
Last week, TUCO Marine and Sea Machines successfully demonstrated the remote command capability of the Sea Machines 300 technology at Danish Maritime Authority’s “Zooming into Marine Autonomy Conference”.
TUCO CEO, Jonas Pederson, said: “Sea Machines provides technology that enables new methods of optimized operation of our workboats. We see immediate market opportunities for remote and autonomous operation in offshore surveying, security, dredging and more.”
“A production boat builder offering Sea Machines products is a major step in making remote command and autonomous vessel technology available to commercial operators,” added Sea Machines’ CEO, Michael Johnson. “We are taking the mystery out of marine autonomy by putting the technology forward as a tangible product that is ready to use, and we are pleased to partner with a visionary company like TUCO in our first OEM partnership.”
The Sea Machines 300 is an industrial-grade autonomous command and dynamic vessel management system that readily interfaces with primary and auxiliary vessel systems. The system uses common modern navigation instruments for positioning and perception, including DGPS, AIS, Radar, and camera-based vision.
All autonomy system components are mounted in a standardized stainless steel, IP67 electrical enclosure, said Sea Machines in its release.
The Sea Machines 300 provides an immediate upgrade to traditional workboat tasks such as bathymetric surveying, seismic support, spill operations, dredging, aquaculture, surveillance, area marking, and escort.