Sea Machines opens second office in Hamburg, Germany
To better connect Sea Machines Robotics with European-based customers, innovators, and investors the Boston-based developer of autonomous vessel technology announced today the opening of a second office in the port city of Hamburg, Germany. The location, which provides convenient access to several key locations, will also support the company’s growing demand for engineering, sales and marketing across Europe.
“The opening of this satellite office solidifies Sea Machine’s foothold in the European autonomous vessel technology market,” explained Michael Johnson, founder and CEO, Sea Machines. “Our new presence in Germany will facilitate stronger connections in the region, while providing additional man-power for the work we are doing to launch our Sea Machines 300 system. I’m pleased to see the continuing growth of the company as demand for autonomous technology increases.”
The opening of this second location follows Sea Machines recent news that it hired Boston-based Chris Sotzing, director of engineering, who is working to ensure the successful development and deployment of the company’s Sea Machines 300 system, as well as managing the local engineering team.
The Sea Machines 300 is the world’s first industrial-grade control system to provide autonomous and remote vessel control for workboats and other commercial marine vessels. The technology provides an immediate upgrade to standard vessel operations by enabling Direct Remote Command via joystick and Autonomous Command via PC interface, which pilots boats on preplanned or routine long-duration missions while providing real-time feedback to a mothership. With this system, Sea Machines serves operations looking for level 3 operator-in-the loop autonomy in survey, spill response, dredging, and security/surveillance, thereby optimizing safety, capability and predictability.
About Sea Machines
Headquartered in the global tech hub of Boston and operating globally, Sea Machines is a leader in pioneering autonomous vessel technology for the commercial marine and maritime industries. Founded in 2015, the company is backed by venture capital to build software and systems which increases ships’, workboats’ and commercial surface vessels’ safety, efficiency and performance. The company’s latest technology, named Sea Machines 300 is the world’s most advanced autonomous control system for commercial vessels.