Geo Oceans is proud to collaborate on a cutting-edge joint research and development project as a vital part of the ARC Research programme. This comprehensive project unites a wide range of expertise from esteemed institutions and companies. Collaborators in this venture include Reach Robotics, the University of New South Wales – notably its Australian Centre for Field Robotics, the University of Norway, and the Woods Hole Institute. The main aim of this project is to enhance artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies, focusing primarily on controlling manipulator arms on remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) through optical sensors and feedback systems.
The Australian Centre for Field Robotics at the University of New South Wales is a prominent research institution in robotics and intelligent systems. It is renowned for pioneering research in autonomous and intelligent systems, encompassing technology development for underwater, terrestrial, and aerial robots. The centre’s participation in the project contributes significantly to developing advanced control systems for ROVs, bringing in-depth knowledge in robotics, AI, and machine learning.
Geo Oceans has a proven history of successful collaborations, including a significant project with the University of New South Wales to develop photogrammetry camera systems designed for small ROVs and Towed Cameras. In partnership with Reach Robotics, Geo Oceans has also played a vital role in developing, field testing, and providing feedback for Reach Robotics’ innovative electric manipulator arms, including the Alpha and Bravo models.
This partnership between these respected organisations and their skilled teams represents a significant step forward in underwater robotics and artificial intelligence. These entities’ collective expertise and resources are geared towards driving innovation and technological advancement in the control and operational capabilities of ROVs, utilising the advanced research and development strengths of institutions like the Australian Centre for Field Robotics.