Bayonet Ocean Vehicles will be showcasing its Bayonet 250 autonomous underwater ground vehicle during its first UK demonstration at Ocean Business 2023, taking place 18-20 April at the National Oceanographic Centre in Southampton.
According to Bayonet, the demonstration will include showing the vehicle’s autonomous capability, and over-the-horizon command and control technology provided by Greensea Systems, Inc.
Based in the USA, Bayonet’s vehicles come in three sizes, the Bayonet 150, 250, and 350, for increased scalability. The modular set up enables quick and easy vehicle configuration with a wide range of sensor payloads. The company believes this adaptability makes its vehicles a powerful tool for use in a range of industries, including maritime security and defense, offshore oil and gas, marine renewables, marine salvage, and science and engineering.
During the demonstration, Bayonet will show the features of its line of vehicles including portability, payload capability, and ease of operation.
The Bayonet crawlers are built on OPENSEA, a fully open architecture operating platform from marine robotics technology specialist Greensea. Running on this state-of-the-art software, the crawlers are one of the most stable and adaptable operating systems in marine robotics. Vehicle operators benefit from improved operation, accuracy through precise navigation, vehicle autonomy, component and payload integration, and over-the-horizon command and control. The extensive feature list enables the vehicles to perform a range of tasks including littoral warfare, such as mine detection and clearance.
“We are excited to be offering visitors to Ocean Business a live interactive experience with the Bayonet 250, while also showcasing Greensea’s Safe C2 over-the-horizon command and control, allowing for the vehicles to be operated from any location,” said Rob Howard, Chief Growth Officer at Greensea.
Nick Hartman, VP Strategy and Growth, and General Manager of Bayonet Ocean Vehicles, added: “It is amazing to see the technology integrate between software and hardware, and give an operator the ability to perform job specific tasks, with no risk or harm to themselves.”
Bayonet will be operating the Bayonet 250 crawler in the hospitality area HS04 remotely from Greensea’s Stand L13. Both teams will be available to share details on the autonomous underwater ground vehicles, and how the open architecture platform improves safety and productivity in robotic operations.