Marine Robots (AUVs)

Revolutionizing Undersea Exploration

Ocean exploration has traditionally been dominated by surface ship technology. Hydroid’s AUVs, otherwise known as marine robots, are changing that.

Our AUVs dive to depths of up to 6,000 meters and explore shallow waters to hover in hazardous areas where navigation is difficult. These unmanned marine vehicles have reduced the high costs of ocean exploration and sampling while increasing the availability of quality scientific marine data.

AUVs involved with undersea mine countermeasures have helped save lives by eliminating human divers from mine fields. These customizable vehicles have helped solve plane and ship disaster mysteries, including locating wreckage such as Air France Flight 447 and generating 3-D mapping of the Titanic. Our vehicles also offer scientists a new view on pressing global issues including climate change, the world’s declining fish population and environmental disasters.

The Industry Standard Compact Man-Portable AUV

  • 100m Depth Rating
  • Up to 12 Hour Mission Duration
  • Versatile, Multi-Role Vehicle for Maximum Flexibility
  • Full Suite of Standard Sensors
  • Many Custom Payload Options

Full Capability In A Cost Effective System

  • 600m & 1500m Depth Rating Versions
  • Up to 24 Hour Mission Duration
  • Transportable System
  • Modular Advanced Payload Options
  • Multiple Launch & Recovery Options

Deep Water Workhorse

  • 6000m Depth Rating
  • Up to 22 Hour Mission Duration
  • Proven Stern and Side Launch & Recovery System
  • Reliable & Easy to Operate
  • Configurable Sensor Suite