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IEEE Profiles Aquanaut in the August Cover Issue of IEEE Spectrum

Posted on August 7, 2019 by HMI Team

Aquanaut and the HMI team were recently profiled by the IEEE Spectrum team!

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

Posted on June 5, 2019 by HMI Team

We are committed to growing our DoD business at HMI and received a REALLY exciting new project award!

The Tesla of Subsea

Posted on June 3, 2019 by HMI Team

Mark Mills, CottonWood Venture Partners, wrote this great article on Forbes and mentioned Houston Mechatronics. 

Unveiling Aquanaut at the NBL

Posted on May 6, 2019 by HMI Team

They’re really aren’t very many places on earth that are as cool as the NBL.  We are fortunate to use the NBL as the check out facility for Aquanaut.  We have been there for a few weeks doing checkout of the vehicle and some autonomous manipulation.  The image on this post was captured by a […]

Come see HMI at the 2019 Offshore Technology Conference

Posted on May 6, 2019 by HMI Team

HMI will be exhibiting at booth 5429 at the Offshore Technology Conference this year.  Swing by our booth to check out the latest NBL testing video, a life size mockup of Aquanaut, and to talk to the team that makes Aquanaut!   Our CEO Matt Ondler will be at the show to interact with customers and […]

Come check out Nic Radford and Sean Halpin at Underwater Intervention 2019

Posted on February 4, 2019 by HMI Team

Nic and Sean will be presenting our new concept for subsea operations at Underwater Intervention 2019.  Nic will be serving on two panels about automation, robotics, and Innovation in Oil and Gas.  Sean will be speaking about the progress Aquanaut has made over the last year.  Underwater Intervention is slated to be one of the […]


Posted on January 16, 2019 by HMI Team

Are you a bad ass roboticist?  We are hiring!  Check our careers page: for the latest job openings. You know you want to work with us!  Where else will you get a chance to work on a real life transformer?

Machine Vision and Manipulation (AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!)

Posted on January 3, 2019 by HMI Team

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 […]

MTR interviews HMI’s Sean Halpin for the latest Marine Tech TV spot

Posted on December 11, 2018 by HMI Team

MTR interviews HMI’s Sean Halpin for the latest Marine Tech TV spot

Are you going to the Ocean’s conference in Charleston, SC? We are!

Posted on October 18, 2018 by HMI Team

HMI will be exhibiting at booth 716 at the Oceans conference in South Carolina.  If you are going swing on by!  Sean Halpin will be speaking at the conference and we will be showing the very latest test videos.