THE KEY BENEFITS OF MANNED UNDERWATER VEHICLES FOR SOLVING SUBSEA CHALLENGES

THE KEY BENEFITS OF MANNED UNDERWATER VEHICLES FOR SOLVING SUBSEA CHALLENGES
1000-m depth rated SEAmagine 3-person Aurora submersible diving in French Polynesia recorded the first-ever sighting of a “Prickly” Shark in that part of the world. (Photo credit: SEAmagine)

By Charles Kohnen, Co-Founder & Chairman, SEAmagine Hydrospace Corporation

 

The argument can be made that the only truly “intelligent” autonomous underwater vehicle today is still an HOV (Human Occupied Vehicle), or manned submersible.

As we continue to make technological strides in robotics and autonomous vehicles, there are industries that envisage a future in which crewed vehicles become increasingly redundant. For many industries, including the subsea sector, autonomous vehicle technology has a promising future, but it would be a mistake to suggest that it is the only path forward in addressing some of the more complex challenges the marine sector will likely face in the years ahead.

To read the full article, which was featured in ON&T August 2022, click here.

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