aColor demo onboard Alamarin-Jet Research Vessel
Finnish waterways played host to an interesting USV-project this summer as Alamarin-Jet, working together with Finland’s Tampere University of Technology(TUT) and Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK), platformed the aColor (Autonomous and Collaborative Offshore Robotics) Project aboard the Alamarin-Jet Research Vessel.
A three-year long project, aColor looks to use evolving technology to develop autonomous and collaborative capabilities between aerial, underwater and surface vessels. Common areas of interest for Unmanned Surface Vessels (USV), Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) and Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (UAV) include underwater surveys (mapping/inspections), recovering and launching fixed wing UAV from moving surface vessels, and Search and Rescue (SAR) operations.
Launched in January of this year, aColor’s first objective, using the Alamarin-Jet Research Vessel, was to demonstrate the autonomous capabilities of the USV. Communication from a shore control centre (SCC) to the USV and simple obstacle avoidance in inland waters with heavy traffic were successfully demonstrated last month using a route between Laukontori and Viikinsaari.
Further demonstrations for the aerial and underwater systems are planned over the next two years, with the ultimate goal of achieving air, water surface and underwater inspections using just one autonomous robotic system.
Click here https://youtu.be/k1KTG8-KjX8 to see Seawork exhibitor Alamarin-Jet’s Research Vessel in action during this summer’s aColor trials.
Latest Press Releases
Caspian Offshore Construction has recently taken delivery of a Damen Stan Tug 1606 ICE class in Kaza... Read more
Damen Landing Utility Vessel 1608 unveiled for aquaculture industry - D-day for new fish farm landing craft
On 26th July, Damen Shipyards Group and Coastal Workboats Scotland unveiled a new vessel for the aqu... Read more
Two more Damen FCS 3307 Patrol vessels delivered to Homeland Integrated Offshore Services Limited of Nigeria
Damen Shipyards Group has delivered two additional Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 3307 vessels configured ... Read more
Clipper vessel to undertake world tour promotion of UN Sustainable Development Goals. On 18th Jul... Read more
Damen signs contract with Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works for Material Package of two ASD Tugs 2009
On 5th July, Damen Shipyards Group signed a contract with Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works (KS&E... Read more