With a mission to create sustainable subsea technology, Nauticus Robotics has developed its second-generation Aquanauts that will help ocean industries with their intervention services and in collecting data. The company is known for creating green robotics technology to help build a blue economy thus, the Aquanaut MK2 has technology that can potentially set a new standard for the industry.
“The delivery of our initial second-generation Aquanauts is a significant milestone that accelerates our mission to disrupt the offshore ocean services industry while setting a benchmark for next-generation subsea technology that will fundamentally revolutionize how the industry operates”, says founder and CEO of Nauticus, Nicolaus Radford.
The Aquanaut MK2s are autonomous subsea robots that are fully electric and untethered, allowing them to be controlled using acoustic communication networking and Nauticus’ proprietary software suite, toolKITT. Using this artificial intelligence-based software, the Aquanaut MK2s have features and functions such as robotic controls, sensor integration, data analysis, user interfaces, simulation, and communication frameworks that are purpose-built for subsea work.
Radford adds to this by further explaining the AI software, “Our autonomous ocean robots and proprietary AI software provide a compelling solution to the marine industry, validated on a recurring basis with the continued interest and robust growth of our commercial pipeline.”
Down the road, this framework enables Nauticus Robotics to fulfill commercial demand. “This splashdown allows us to remain on track to deliver two additional Aquanauts by mid-year, which are already committed to fulfill customer demands, as we continue to execute on our commercial pipeline and expand the breadth of our world-class portfolio”, says Radford.
What makes the Aquanaut MK2s more impressive is how they operate. These autonomous subsea robots can operate in two separate modes, actively transforming between excursion and intervention configurations. The former will enable the Aquanaut MK2s to use their data collection and perception sensors, while the latter will make use of Nauticus’ Olympic Arms. These will enable the Aquanaut MK2s to perform precise yet powerful interactions when needed thus, complete complex underwater tasks.
Should the Aquanaut MK2, tiny mantis shrimp robot, and underwater microphones collaborate, this would certainly be a feat for the world of underwater robotics and technology. Nonetheless, the development of these Aquanauts is a testament to how we can further use robotics and technology to help improve our blue economy.