Underwater robotics company Aquabotix has introduced its second-generation hybrid underwater vehicle, the Integra AUV/ROV.
Single-person deployable, portable and battery-powered, the Integra AUV/ROV allows users to conduct multiple underwater missions, while providing an alternative to deploying separate AUVs and ROVs for individualised tasks.
The vehicle is designed for use across several sectors, including law enforcement, research, environmental assessment, defense and infrastructure, and can search wide areas using AUV mode (untethered) while conducting inspections using ROV mode (tethered).
“With the Integra Hybrid AUV/ROV, we have added more functionality to a single vehicle,” said David Batista, CEO of Aquabotix. “Because this vehicle has the brain power to conduct autonomous missions as well as detailed inspections in a single setting, operators have immediate and complete control. The introduction of the Integra AUV/ROV is the next step in the evolution of underwater vehicles and illustrates how Aquabotix continues to successfully meet the demands of underwater exploration and inspection.”
“Our second-generation hybrid, the Integra, leverages the strongest innovative capabilities of both types of underwater vehicles. Yet in utilising our hybrid digital platform, users no longer need two vehicles to explore and conduct tasks underwater. Now, they can activate AUV mode for broad range searches, while switching to ROV capabilities for more in-depth analysis of underwater conditions,” said Durval Tavares, chief technology officer of Aquabotix. “Simply put, the Integra AUV/ROV is a force multiplier for our customers.”
Aquabotix recently announced its new Live Remove Control product feature, which can be used to pilot underwater vehicles, store, analyse and share data, from any web browser enabled device, remotely, from anywhere in the world. Aquabotix’s entire family of products,
including the Integra, are now equipped with this functionality.