Tuco and Sea Machines unveil remote controlled ProZero workboats
Working together with Sea Machines, Tuco Marine Group can now provide the ProZero series, delivered with a system that makes the vessels autonomous and remote controlled, the Group said in a press release.
The system can be embedded into a wide variety of boats in the ProZero series, making them self-piloting, increasing productivity and keeping personnel safe from potiential harm.
At the current time Tuco Marine Group offers the system in the:
Prozero DCW 9 m Arctic workboat
ProZero DCW 15 m ROV Support vessel
ProZero 11 m Patrol Vessel
ProZero 11 m Pulling drone
But as the system is easy to embed into any ProZero vessel, all of the boats in the ProZero series have potential to become a self-piloting vessel.
"Sea Machines Robotics provides technology, which safely replaces human crews with unmanned systems. The autonomous control system and Unmanned workboats provide the ability to perform repetitive and quantifiable marine tasks more reliable when compared to direct human control, therefore improving the quality of operations."
The new system, called RC NXT, can be incorperated into an existing or newly build ProZero model. With the RX NXT installed in the boat, it can be controlled wirelessly from shore or from a mothervessel.
"The Command System, provides PLC-based wireless control of the workboat and is well suited for day-vessel operations such as workboats, tugs, and launches operating within 1000 m of the pilot.
The Autonomous Navigation System, uses vessel-based sensors and proprietary algorithms to give the boat a degree of self-awareness, enabling her to efficiently self-motor from point-to-point while avoiding active and passive obstacles or collaborate in tandem with another vessel."