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A game-changer for the underwater robotics industry

03 November 2017

Live Remote Control technology allows users to operate underwater vehicles and cameras remotely, from anywhere in the world.

Aquabotix’s Endura ROV (Credit: Aquabotix)

Live Remote Control allows users to operate Aquabotix’s Endura ROV, Hybrid AUV/ROV and AquaLens Connect underwater from any location, globally. It uses browser-based devices such as computers, phones and iPads, over the Internet, with no operator required to be physically present. 

For example, the operator could be sitting in the head-office in Norway, and controlling an Endura in a fish net at an aquaculture farm off the coast of Chile, thousands of miles away. Multiple operators, in multiple locations, could also operate the same unmanned underwater vehicle.

“With Live Remote Control, any browser-based modern device can now interact with our system,” said Durval Tavares, CEO of Aquabotix. “Having our customers operate unmanned systems underwater in a live, immediate fashion, from anywhere in the world, is a game-changer for the underwater robotics industry. Advances in underwater unmanned systems typically lag those in the aerial domain by several years. Aquabotix is proud that the smart computing power of its vehicles enables the company to achieve innovations like these, which are at the forefront of advances in the industry.”

An artist’s rendering of Live Remote Control’s applicability to the aquaculture sector (Credit: Aquabotix)

“Driving an underwater vehicle through a web browser previously seemed impossible,” said Ted Curley, Chief Development Officer of Aquabotix. “Live Remote Control now changes the timeline for how underwater processes can be accomplished both on land and under the sea.”

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