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 we completely agree with him.  There is only one problem with his statement:  We are US.  We don’t conform to any social or business norms because we don’t have to.  We Rebel.  We don’t accept a solution that has been used for 20 years at face value.  We figure out if that solution works for us.  If it does, GREAT!  If it doesn’t, we plough our own road because it’s the right technical thing to do.  Like most companies we think our culture is unique.   We are absolutely honored to be compared to a juggernaut like Tesla, but we can’t wait for the day that other companies are compared to ours.  Until then, we will just have to continue growing our great company and creating phenomenal technology.

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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 🙂

May 6, 2019

Unveiling Aquanaut at the NBL

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 […]