Captain AI, in collaboration with Aquatic Drones, proudly announces the successful development and launch of a cutting-edge “remote survey system” aimed at revolutionizing hydrographic surveys. The innovative project, which was partially funded by the Province of South Holland MIT grant, has garnered significant international interest, promises to make hydrographic surveys more efficient, cost-effective, and sustainable.
Captain AI and Aquatic drones testing the Remote Hydrographic Survey System on the Phoenix 5 Unmanned Surface Vessel in the Port of Rotterdam
The sophisticated system consists of software that facilitates automated control of Unmanned Surface Vessels (USV), coupled with an interface specifically designed for hydrographic surveyors. It empowers these professionals to monitor and direct multiple vessels simultaneously. All collected data is relayed in real-time to a control room onshore. Captain AI’s autopilot ensures the ship’s precise navigation and course corrections when necessary.
User Interface of the Remote Hydrographic Survey System in the Port of Rotterdam
Vincent Wegener, CEO of Captain AI, expressed his enthusiasm: “This collaboration marks a significant stride in maritime technology. By leveraging our advanced autopilot system, we are on the brink of ushering in a new era of robotic oceanic exploration and research.”
Maarten Ruijssenaars, CEO of Aquatic Drones, echoed this sentiment, stating, “The combined expertise of our two companies has resulted in a solution that not only addresses the economic concerns of the industry but also its environmental impact. We’re excited to present this service to shipping companies, dredging businesses, and network operators around the world that are involved in hydrographic surveys.”
Both Captain AI and Aquatic Drones anticipate a significant demand for the developed system, with several domestic and international parties already expressing interest.