Survae and autonomous amphibious robots developer C-2i Innovations have announced that Survae’s digital asset management platform is now connected to C-2i’s Sea Otter device, which is used for all-weather inspection, sampling and mapping of shore and water regions, from oceans and harbors to rivers, estuaries, marshes and tailing ponds.
The Sea Otter, which is portable and deployable from beaches and small boats, provides persistent sensing where UUVs and ROVs cannot, the companies say. Operating up to 10 miles from shore, the Sea Otter is highly maneuverable, and in a single deployment it can cover multiple stations, providing versatile station keeping for up to five months in all weather/all season situations.
The Sea Otter is designed for a number of uses, including but not limited to sensing, sampling and search and rescue, and it operates autonomously or with real-time remote control. In addition, “high sea-state capability and shore-side self-deployment and recovery” open the window for persistent, long duration high fidelity sampling, mapping and inspection.