In podcast 13 SUT CEO Steve Hall talks to Steffan Lindsø of Oceaneering, who introduces the 'Freedom' resident ROV/AUV, a radical new design that can behave as an AUV in transit to the work area, or for missions such as pipeline survey, then can be operated via blue laser communications as a ROV with multitool attachments fore and aft. It also features inductive charging technology so that it can be 'refuelled' from a base station on the seabed. Think of it as a resident ROV that can operate as an AUV without a tether to go off and conduct missions down to 6000m depth.
Find out more about the Freedom vehicle at: https://www.oceaneering.com/brochures/freedom-rov/
There's also a presentation online about the vehicle at https://www.oceaneering.com/tradeshows/freedom-autonomous-vehicle-development-overview/
Find out more about SUT at https:/www.sut.org, contact Steve Hall at [email protected]
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