#Marine

Royal Navy unveil robotic speedboat

1 year ago — 1 min read

The UK’s Maritime Autonomy Surface Testbed (MAST) has undergone trials in the Tidal Thames today. The craft is an unmanned surface vessel (USV) based on an innovative Bladerunner hull shape....

Busted Boom cuts short Ocean Cleanup’s first trash trial

1 year ago — 1.5 min read

Back in June we looked at Ocean Cleanup's announcement of the first ocean trials of its crowd-funded trash clearing boom. That trial has run into trouble and the team is...

RISE of the machines – Killer Robot to target invasive species

1 year ago — 2 min read

Robots in Service of the Environment (RISE) has its sights on the Lionfish, an invasive species spreading throughout the western Atlantic. RISE's team — all volunteers — are drawn from...

Crowd-funded clean-up boom set to tackle Ocean’s plastic problem

1 year ago — 1 min read

A 100m-long barrier that collects rubbish on the sea’s surface is being tested. If successful, it could be deployed at much larger scales to tackle the ‘great Pacific garbage patch’....

Maersk Tankers completes first drone delivery to a vessel at sea

2 years ago — 0 min read

Using an unmanned aerial vehicle supplied by French company Xamen Technologies, Maersk Tankers have for the first time successfully delivered a drone-supplied parcel to a vessel at sea. The drone was...

‘Row-bot’ could help clean things up

2 years ago — 0 min read

Taking inspirations from swimming insects, Bristol Robotics Laboratory has developed a robot that is powered by dirty water. The 'Row-bot' is designed to mimic the way the water boatman insect...