(BOSTON) — Sea Machines Robotics has released a CGI animation engineered to clarify the benefits of autonomous technology for boats and ships. The animation, "The Power of Marine Autonomy Systems," is creatively narrated to demonstrate the company’s principle product, the Sea Machines 300, and the power of meshed-sensor technology. The viewer is taken on a ride through the system components and given example use-cases at sea.
The animation was designed in-house by Sea Machines, with CGI carried out by DW Studio in the United Kingdom. Custom audio was engineered by Zelig audio in the Netherlands. Both DW Studio and Zelig have won awards for their CGI and audio work.
“The oceans cover nearly three-quarters of our planet’s surface and it’s a world churned by millions of vessels that are the basis of an oceanic economy valued around $2 trillion; and surprisingly it’s a realm that remains an unknown frontier to most people,” said Sea Machines’ CEO Michael Johnson. “Seagoing ships carry 90 percent of the world’s trade, the oceans provide 30 percent of the world’s hydrocarbons and are the primary protein source of over 1 billion people. We see it as an ocean of opportunity and Sea Machines is building new-world technology that makes operating at sea safer, more productive, and much more accessible. Videos like this and more to come will share our vision and the importance of this oceanic domain."
The Sea Machines 300 is an industrial-grade autonomous command and dynamic vessel management system that readily interfaces with primary and auxiliary vessel systems. The system provides new methods of vessel operation, like allowing onboard crew to step away from the aspect of manual vessel control and give focus to other complex operations such as payload tasks. The technology also unlocks the ability to operate a vessel in minimally-manned or unmanned configurations. An operator using Sea Machines technology can control a boat from a remote location with the visibility of vessel-borne video and radar feed and gives the ability to remotely command onboard payloads such as survey sonars, winches, cranes, and davits.
The Sea Machines 300 was announced in September 2017 and the company has plans for two more product releases within the next year.
Sea Machines Robotics, founded in 2014, is a growing venture-backed company that is focused on 21st century innovation for the marine and maritime sectors. For more information, visit www.sea-machines.com.
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