Robosys Automation and Landau Marine have revealed a new collaboration at DSEI, London, that enables full stack maritime autonomy for both new-build and retrofit vessels and naval craft.
The new collaboration brings together a leading UK integrator-installer-service provider with a proven AI maritime autonomy software developer, to enable customers to swiftly convert their vessels to fully autonomous and/or lean-crewed operations.
Integration of Robosys Automation’s Voyager AI Vessel is a full stack autonomy solution that is complemented by artificial intelligence combined with decision-aids, enabling fully autonomous unmanned surface vessels (USVs). Suited for surveillance, surveying, warfare, and patrolling duties, Voyager AI is vessel, propulsion, and sensor systems agnostic.
At the DSEI launch event, Sales Director at Landau, Roger Cerrato, commented: “Landau helps customers install and best utilize new technologies such as Robosys Automation’s Voyager AI suite. This new partnership with Robosys reflects the Landau ethos, being to provide innovative installation and integration solutions that are beneficial to our customers, our business, and our world, in efficiency, economic, and environmental terms.”
Cerrato continued: “We are dedicated to supporting our commercial and defense customer base in their requirements for more innovative and effective solutions, such as retrofitting a crewed vessel to become an autonomous craft at speeds of up to 45 knots, delivering many benefits including helping to drive the net zero agenda.”
Nigel Lee, CSO of Robosys Automation, commented: “We are delighted to be working with Landau Marine. This partnership will provide an end-to-end solution for all customers looking to integrate Voyager AI to a new build or as a retrofit to an existing workboat or craft, as Landau’s facilities and team are second to none.”
He added: “The use of Voyager AI significantly extends a traditional vessel’s lifespan through straightforward and swift retrofitting. This enables increased cost-effective, safer, and environmentally focused outcomes for those who wish to continue using their existing craft, but now with the added benefits of crewed, lean-crewed, optionally uncrewed, and uncrewed options, depending on the specific challenge.”
Robosys’ Voyager AI suite of integrations include proven full autonomous capabilities, combined with collision avoidance, anti-grounding, and smart object avoidance, and loss of communications features, amongst others. Voyager AI will operate with a broad array of naval craft, barges, pilot boats, and workboats, and is particularly effective in those 3 to 24 meters in length. Voyager AI is in operation on board naval vessels, surveillance craft, survey vessels, and pilot boats, naval tugs, and workboats.
Robosys’ Voyager AI Vessel solution offers IMO Degree 4 autonomy, which is said to be ideal for the defense sector as it can be retrofitted to almost any vessel or workboat. Robosys Automation’s systems offer remote control as well as advanced and intelligent autonomous navigation, with platform and payload control which can be integrated to most vessel systems, together with collision avoidance, and systems monitoring options, delivering a proven and trusted full-stack maritime AI autonomy solution.