XOCEAN USVs Enhanced with AI Software

By Mike Ball / 18 Mar 2021
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Marine AI’s Guardian Vision artificial intelligence software has been selected by XOCEAN to enhance the situational awareness of their USVs (unmanned surface vessels). XOCEAN is a major provider of turnkey ocean data collection services for a wide range of industries, using a USV-based, economical and carbon-neutral approach.

Guardian Vision analyses USV on-board camera feeds in order to detect and classify hazards and provide positional information on these hazards to the vessel’s on-board control system and remote pilot. By performing this analysis using edge computing, the amount of data transferred, and thus the satellite bandwidth required, is significantly reduced.

Andrew Carlisle, Chief Technical Officer at XOCEAN, commented: “Marine AI’s Guardian Vision Artificial Intelligence software is used to enhance our USVs’ situational awareness. We are impressed with the product performance and customer service we have experienced since working with Marine AI.”

Matthew Rattsey, MD of Marine AI, said: “Our Guardian Vision package is the first stage of Marine AI’s modular system. Our software provides scalability to meet higher levels of autonomy and control. This ‘Guardian Autonomy’ package, installed on the Mayflower Autonomous Vessel, provides our uncrewed vessel with a COLREG-compliant and fully autonomous capability.”

Posted by Mike Ball Mike Ball is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passion for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years. Connect & Contact