We sat down with Francisco Domingo of INMARVENCO C.A., a Venezuelan commercial diving company, to discuss his team’s experience using their SRV-8 ROV (remotely operated vehicle) for underwater pipeline inspections. During our interview, he discussed what types of solutions the SRV-8 offers for offshore professionals, and why they chose Oceanbotics over other ROV companies. See the full interview below. What are some of the main factors that influenced your decision to choose the SRV-8 ROV over other competitors? Bigger isn’t always better. With a system like Oceanbotics’ SRV-8, you can perform the same, if not better, than larger ROVs in rough ocean conditions. We were looking for a compact, small ROV capable of operating in adverse offshore conditions. We wanted an underwater drone that could provide the same value as our bigger ROVs because it saves a lot of money for our clients. In terms of performance, what are your thoughts on [...]
Recently, an SRV-8X Optimus ROV descended 466m (1,528ft) deep underwater. This particular ROV has several accessories including Advanced Navigation USBL, Blueprint Oculus Multibeam Sonar, and a 3.5mm fiber optic tether. Operating 265m (870ft) from the vessel, the SRV-8X Optimus ROV was documented at 466m (1,528ft) deep. With a maximum depth range of 500m, this depth was an astounding feat for the ROV, and for the Oceanbotics team. The SRV-8X Optimus is Oceanbotics’ larger, more powerful underwater ROV. With increased payload capacity, longer battery life, and an increased depth range, the new SRV-8X Optimus will help you complete any mission.
Our company is excited to announce its sponsorship of the Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) and Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) teams at California State University, Fullerton. We recognize the importance of supporting the next generation of innovators in the field of underwater robotics and engineering. As we look into the future of underwater technology, including underwater drones and undersea vehicles, we must continue to empower college students in their efforts to develop new technological advancements. Isaiah Odunze, a member of the Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) team, had this to say about his time in the program and Oceanbotics Inc: “I had the privilege of working on the 2022-2023 Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) senior design project at California State University, Fullerton. Our team of computer engineers went through the process of improving, modifying, and testing the Legacy AUV platform here on campus. I learned a lot about the limitations of working on underwater [...]
The SRV-8 MDV (Mine Disposal Vehicle) is a new addition to Oceanbotics’ Special Purpose Vehicle Division. This field-tested underwater ROV will detect and eliminate explosive mine threats quickly and efficiently, utilizing ECS Special Projects’ Viper MDS technology for neutralizing improvised explosive devices (IEDs). The SRV-8 MDV’s ease of use and adaptive software will allow commercial and naval EOD teams to locate and neutralize mine threats quickly. The SRV-8 MDV (Mine Disposal Vehicle) Operators will first use the SRV-8 MDV’s state-of-the-art imaging sonar to detect the mine threat. Upon reaching the mine, the Viper MDS will secure the charge disruptor to the mine. The operator will then navigate the ROV away from the mine threat while deploying a spooled shock tube that is tethered from the charge to the ROV. By activating the charge through the shock tube, the operator will effectively neutralize the mine threat, ensuring the safety of [...]
Oceanbotics Inc. is proud to announce the launch of its new, larger, underwater ROV. The SRV-8X Optimus is a larger and more powerful version of its small but mighty brother, the industry-leading, easy to use, SRV-8 ROV. The SRV-8X Optimus The SRV-8X Optimus pushes the limits required for challenging offshore deployments, offering significant payload capabilities and an increased number of sensors for more demanding and deeper underwater missions. The ROV is battery-operated, permitting improved range and ease of movement (down to 500m depth). It also offers sophisticated data synchronization with SubNav-X™ software for seamless integration of optional accessories and a “plug-n-play” installation. The SRV-8 (left) and the SRV-8X Optimus (right) These increased capabilities make the SRV-8X Optimus ideal for market applications such as search and rescue, civil inspection, military defense, offshore drilling, and more. The SRV-8X Optimus expands the reach of those looking to navigate the [...]
Nobody knows where tiger sharks give birth. One team of scientists deploys an arsenal of new technology, including the Oceanbotics™ SRV-8, to find out, but for it to work, they need to meet some of the biggest tiger shark mothers, face-to-face. Take a look at some behind the scenes images on how exactly the team used the ROV in various ways to study the behavior of these sharks. Images courtesy of Discovery Channel >> discovery.com/shark-week/behind-the-scenes--mothersharker Watch Mothersharker on Discovery and stream SHARK WEEK now on discovery+.
By Jeff Vos|2023-02-17T13:24:34-08:00July 14th, 2021|Categories: Media|
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