UAV’s and other projects related to autonomous vessels

I Marine Surface Vessels

ASV – Autonomous Surface Vehicles Ltd.
Working with military and security customers to develop and produce unmanned vehicles for training, Mine Counter Measures (MCM), Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), Anti Submarine Warfare (ASW) and hydrographic requirements

CMR Instrumentation
SailBuoy: unmanned ocean vessel capable of travelling the oceans for extended periods of time

Harbor Wing Technologies
Designing the HWT X-3 open ocean Trimaran vessel

INNOC – Austrian Society for Innovative Computer Sciences
Developing the ASV Roboat sailboat

Sea Robotics
Developing several unmanned systems

SolarSailor and Forgacs Defence
Developing wind and solar powered Unmanned Ocean Vessels

The Autonomous Systems and Controls Laboratory (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University)
Developing different unmanned vehicles, among others the Autonomous Surface Vehicle

The Maritime Applied Physics Corporation
Developing unmanned vehicles

Villanova University – Unmanned Surface and Underwater Vessel Laboratory
Platform for implementation of all research topics related to autonomy and real world applications

US Navy
Trident Warrior 11


II Autonomous (and unmanned) Underwater Vehicles (AUV)

Bluefin Robotics
Developing, building and operating AUVs and related technologies for customers worldwide

Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE)
AUVs for mine hunting

Building different types of autonomous underwater vehicles

ISE Ltd. (International Submarine Engineering)
Developing & Manufacturing Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

MIT Sea Grant’s AUV Lab
Developing advanced unmanned marine robots

Stanford university in a joint program with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI)
Project called OTTER (Ocean Technology Testbed for Engineering Research)

Gavia – Autonomous Underwater Vehicles as well as Slocum Glider

The Australian National University
Project regarding unmanned vehicles, called Kambara

The Australian National University
Project regarding unmanned vehicles, called Serafina

The Autonomous Undersea Systems Institute (AUSI), formerly the Marine Systems Engineering Laboratory (MSEL)
Promoting commercial applications of AUVs, platforms and sensors

The Deep Submergence Laboratory’s (DSL)
Developing systems for remote, unmanned exploration to further human understanding of the deep-sea floor

The National Oceanography Centre Southampton
Developing and Maintaining a fleet of autonomous underwater vehicles for scientific exploration of the seas and oceans

The University of Western Australia
Several Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Projects (Mako and USAL)


III Various

The ADIANS Unmanned Autonomous Systems Committee (Aerospace and Defence Association of Nova Scotia)
The committee is aligning with national activities, forming partnerships with companies abroad, and leveraging specific Nova Scotian technological and geographic advantages in such a way as to create growth opportunities for their companies and for research and commercialisation initiatives

The Microtransat Challenge
Transatlantic race of fully autonomous sailing boats