We have recently been awarded grant funding to develop a ship-based, multi-axis robotic arm for offshore autonomous operations. Below is an extract from the March 2019 edition of ‘Subsea and …
Motion-compensated personnel-access system and light crane.
The Neptune 20M+ system enables transfer of personnel or cargo from a vessel to a fixed offshore structure with full motion-compensation so that all wave-induced motions are removed and the payload arrives at the target structure with no relative movement between them.
Six degree of freedom (6DOF) Motion Platform.
A variant of the classic ‘Stewart Table’ or ‘Hexapod’ and is similar to those found in flight simulators. It is commercially available for use for third party work.
Ship-Based Robotic Arm for Autonomous Operations.
The arm will form part of a new Autonomous Synchronised Stabilised Platform (ASSP) to enable ASV’s to execute intervention tasks. It will also find applications on-board on manned vessels.