Ocean Connector: Richard Mills (Konsberg Maritime)

Hugin - Kongsberg Maritime

The Application of Advanced Autonomy for Survey Operations

When: April 19, 2018 from 4:00 – 6:00

Where: Wooden Monkey, 305-40 Alderney Drive, Dartmouth, NS

Autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) are reasonably common places survey tools in the scientific, defence and commercial market segments. Now we are seeing AUV operations being augmented by Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USVs). By adding advanced autonomy we aim to create a system that is more capable than its component parts.

These capabilities include goal based mission planning and in-mission adaptive control. They become essential components when we consider the application of unmanned technology in an over the horizon environment.

This presentation will discuss both the physical elements alongside the challenges of developing and implementing advanced autonomy for survey operations.

Richard Mills - Kongsberg Maritime

Richard Mills

Richard Mills is the Director of Sales for Marine Robotics at Kongsberg Maritime. He leads the sales team for HUGIN, MUNIN, Eelume and USV product lines. Richard specializes in the commercial application of marine robotics. He is currently a board member of Eelume, a Norwegian company developing a subsea resident robot for IMR operations in collaboration with Kongsberg Maritime, Statoil and the Norwegian technical university (NTNU).