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Robosys Provides Autonomous Navigation Software for Electric Survey USV

Robosys Automation is providing autonomous remote control and autonomous navigation, including collision avoidance, obstacle avoidance and anti-grounding, for BRANKA Marine Robotics’ new Ranger USV By Caroline Rees / 21 Mar 2023
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Robosys Automation has been selected to provide its Voyager AI Surveyor software to BRANKA Marine Robotics for a new oceanographic survey USV being developed for a marine science and technology center in Spain. 

Voyager AI Surveyor software will be integrated aboard BRANKA’s Ranger 6.0 Electric solar powered, all electric drive, 6 meter oceanographic survey USV and with the BRANKA advanced marine communications and control solution that includes an immersive user experience in a modular Remote Operation Center.

The Ranger has a 100% electric propulsion with the capacity to generate its own energy through the proprietary photovoltaic encapsulation technology in composite that is integrated into the vessel’s deck structure.

Robosys Automation will be providing autonomous remote control and autonomous navigation, including collision avoidance, obstacle avoidance and anti-grounding, for the Ranger USV. 

The USV is convertible into a hybrid power system and sees Robosys integrating and customizing their software with a custom-designed steerable single electric drive system developed in-house by BRANKA. In addition, Robosys Automation is providing an alarm and monitoring system as well as integrated switch and relay control.

“We are extremely pleased to be providing BRANKA with their Remote and Autonomous Navigation software solution as well as supporting wider aspects of their platform control,” said Robosys Automation Chief Strategy Officer, Nigel Lee. “BRANKA is leading the way in hybrid power and electric drive oceanographic survey USVs which aligns with Robosys Automation’s ethos of providing solutions that support a safe, sustainable and smart blue ocean economy.”

Both Robosys Automation and BRANKA see the collaboration on this initial electric USV as part of a long-term partnership, given their synergies of operating within the blue economy and in response to the fast growing demand that BRANKA is experiencing. 

For this program the USV is due to complete build in April 2023 and to be fully operational by the end of June 2023. 

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Posted by Caroline Rees Caroline co-founded Unmanned Systems Technology and has been at the forefront of the business ever since. With a Masters Degree in marketing Caroline has her finger on the pulse of all things unmanned and is committed to showcasing the very latest in unmanned technical innovation. Connect & Contact