Olis Robotics Partners with Forum on New ROV Controllers

Olis Robotics has entered into an agreement with Forum Energy Technologies for global sales, distribution and support of its ROV controllers.

The Olis Master Controller (OMC) is said to be a next-generation controller for piloting remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) in the offshore energy industry.

The controller provides both remote and local ROV operation in a user-friendly configuration that increases task efficiencies to decrease ROV operation costs, Olis explains.

Equipped with the Olis Core Operating System that is designed to incorporate machine perception and machine learning capabilities, the OMC saves service operators significant costs by decreasing training needs and minimizing pilot burden. The technology has already received praise from customers operating subsea vessels in the North Sea and has been tested in the Gulf of Mexico and off the Brazilian coast.

The Olis Master Controller unlocks vast new opportunities for offshore energy companies to increase efficiencies, reduce human risk and greatly lower their costs,” said Don Pickering, CEO for Olis Robotics. “By partnering with Forum Energy Technologies, we are excited to accelerate bringing this transformative technology to new customers around the world.”

Kevin Taylor, Forum’s vice president for Subsea Vehicles. “The technology provided by Olis Robotics enables Forum to offer improvements in safety, productivity, and reliability to the substantial worldwide fleet of Forum-made ROVs owned by our customers, and to enhance the capability of new vehicles. We are excited to be working with Olis Robotics and we look forward to future opportunities to integrate their technology with ours.”

Olis Robotics launched sales of the OMC in the third quarter of 2019. A Digital Workspace application for the OMC’s CoreOS is projected for release in the first quarter of 2020. The new application enables machine perception to produce a live 3D work environment and supports machine-learning capability integration.

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