Nauticus Robotics, a company specializing in autonomous robots for the ocean economy, has signed a memorandum of understanding with MMA Offshore, a provider of marine and subsea services. The partnership aims to develop an integrated service offering for cost-efficient and environmentally friendly maintenance of subsea infrastructures in the Asia-Pacific region.
Nauticus Robotics’ Aquanaut, an autonomous robot equipped with machine intelligence and supervised autonomy capabilities, allows for the use of smaller service vessels that were previously not utilized for subsea infrastructure maintenance and repair. MMA Offshore owns and operates these vessels, and by combining their capabilities, the two companies can provide a more economical solution compared to traditional methods.
This partnership is a significant achievement for Nauticus Robotics as it expands its global presence. The company recently announced the deployment of Aquanaut in Brazil to service Petrobras assets and has established operating bases in Stavanger, Norway, and Aberdeen, Scotland.
According to Nicolaus Radford, founder and CEO of Nauticus Robotics, this memorandum is part of the company’s strategic moves to disrupt the autonomous subsea robotics industry and establish itself as a leader in the field. He believes that aligning with MMA Offshore, an established player in the offshore market, presents a significant opportunity for Nauticus to expand its reach and international customer base.
MMA Offshore is excited about the partnership and looks forward to integrating Nauticus Robotics’ autonomous robotic and AI software technology into its subsea services. Tom Radic, Executive General Manager Subsea at MMA Offshore, believes that this collaboration will enable their clients to access the latest autonomous and machine learning technology to meet their subsea requirements.
Nauticus Robotics, Inc. is a developer of autonomous robots using artificial intelligence for data collection and intervention services in the ocean economy. Their services are delivered through a Robotics-as-a-Service (RaaS) business model, providing customers with data collection, analytics, and subsea manipulation capabilities to support and maintain assets while reducing operational footprint and greenhouse gas emissions.
Source: Globe Newswire
– Autonomous robots: Robots that can perform tasks independently, without external control.
– Subsea: Relating to or existing under the sea.
– Memorandum of Understanding (MOU): A non-binding formal agreement between two or more parties to cooperate on a specific project or objective.
– Machine intelligence: The ability of a machine to exhibit intelligent behavior.
– Supervised autonomy: A form of autonomy in which a machine is given certain predefined rules and parameters to operate within, while still being supervised and controlled by a human operator.
– Retrofitting: Adding or upgrading new components or features to an existing system or structure.
– Robotics-as-a-Service (RaaS): A business model where robotic systems and services are provided to customers on a subscription or rental basis, similar to Software-as-a-Service (SaaS).
Sources: Globe Newswire