Ocean exploration has traditionally been dominated by surface ship technology. As a field-proven technology leader in advanced marine robotics, Hydroid’s autonomous underwater vehicles are changing the game.
Hydroid AUVs can dive to depths of 6,000 meters, explore shallow waters and hover in hazardous areas where navigation is difficult. These vehicles reduce the high cost of ocean exploration and sampling, while increasing the availability of scientific marine data.
Our AUVs have been involved with undersea mine countermeasures that have helped save lives by eliminating human divers from mine fields and have helped solve plane and ship disaster mysteries, including locating Air France Flight 447 wreckage and generating 3D mapping of the Titanic. Our vehicles offer scientists a new view on pressing global issues including climate change, the world’s declining fish population and environmental disasters.
(December 3, 2019) The in-mission processor allows real-time processing of HISAS data, allowing operators to download high-resolution images immediately when the vehicle returns from its mission. Read the Press Release
(November 1, 2019) REMUS AUV manufacturer expands to offer a more diverse set of solutions to customers. Read the Press Release
(October 31, 2019) R/V Petrel's REMUS 6000 assisted in locating the deepest shipwreck ever discovered. "The wreck of the U.S. World War II destroyer was found resting at a depth of 20,406 feet by experts on the Research Vessel Petrel. Explorers used an undersea drone to locate the mysterious ship, which is believed to be the USS Johnston, a Fletcher-class destroyer sunk during the Battle off Samar, a key action in the Battle of Leyte Gulf in 1944." Read Complete Story