January 3, 2019

Machine Vision and Manipulation (AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!)

Aquanaut’s manipulation capabilities are powered by machine vision.  It’s no big secret and lot’s of robotics companies today use optical data to help robots make semi-autonomous decisions.  Aquanaut has a pretty unique machine vision system as the vehicle operates in the ocean.  That requires both classic stereo cameras, light-based point cloud sensors, and sonar.  The picture attached to this post shows our early machine vision systems integrated onto a test rig.  We tightly integrated these systems into our manipulation system in order to automate manipulation.

Latest News & Updates

August 7, 2019

IEEE Profiles Aquanaut in the August Cover Issue of IEEE Spectrum

Aquanaut and the HMI team were recently profiled by the IEEE Spectrum team! https://spectrum.ieee.org/robotics/humanoids/meet-aquanaut-the-underwater-transformer    We invited Evan to dive with Aquanaut at the NBL and he accepted!  What a great few days.  We got to share the ups and downs of testing with Evan and IEEE and even got to introduce Evan to a […]

June 5, 2019

Houston Mechatronics awarded multi-million dollar contract by the Office of Naval Research

We are committed to growing our DoD business at HMI and received a REALLY exciting new project award!  You can find the press release here: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/the-office-of-naval-research-onr-selects-houston-mechatronics-for-multi-million-dollar-award-to-develop-robotic-hands-and-intelligent-behaviors-for-subsea-missions-300860019.html  AI powered underwater robotic hands:  Right in our wheelhouse 🙂

June 3, 2019

The Tesla of Subsea

Mark Mills, CottonWood Venture Partners, wrote this great article on Forbes and mentioned Houston mechatronics.  You can find the article here: https://www.forbes.com/sites/markpmills/2019/05/28/imagining-how-technology-will-disrupt-future-energy-markets/#13d9423873fb What do we think?  To be honest we don’t consider ourselves the ‘Tesla of Subsea’.  We are the ‘Houston Mechatronics of Subsea’.  We absolutely see where Mark is going with the article and […]