Beamagine is a company based in Greater Barcelona that develops solid-state lidar sensors with unprecedented performance in terms of image resolution, range and frame rate. Such a singular performance figure fulfills the most demanding maritime applications related to the detection of small objects (buoys, rocks, small vessels, etc) in real time; a feature mandatory for a safe and reliable autonomous navigation. The solid-sate approach avoids any mechanical moving elements, which guarantees long-term stability, immunity to vibrations, and robustness. In addition, Beamagine's patented approach allows a direct fusion between 3D data and an additional imaging mode (RGB, polarimetric, SWIR, etc) without parallax error. This feature provides unmatched capabilities for environment perception and navigation. Beamagine's devices are ready for production and volume scaling.
Buffalo Automation is an AI startup that provides advanced computer systems, which include autonomous navigation, situational awareness, decision support, remote monitoring, data analytics and cloud-based fleet management platforms.
Ship operators have been leveraging these products to increase safety and improve efficiency in their North American lake freighter fleets since 2015.
The dotOcean Automate Your Boat (AYB) unit enables automation of small vessels and connects the automated vessel to the cloud. The AYB unit can be used as a worldwide tablet or pc-accessible autopilot or as an uplink for sensors, such as radar and sonar systems. AYB units have a digital twin which is provided with tasks and information. The digital twin manages the encrypted self-healing connection to the physical device in the field. The digital twin is in full or partial sync with all signals on board. Digital twins can also be produced on existing data streams in the cloud such as AIS, tidal information, meteorological information or high-end radar systems. The digital twin architecture allows dotOcean to deploy cloud-based services producing augmented reality for the autonomous systems. Cloud-based services include a virtual world and artificial intelligence virtual sensors. The virtual world optimally solves complex navigational problems that occur in swarm applications or in complex environments. The data needed by the solver is obtained by subscribing to real-time data feeds of each respective digital twin active in the area and by fusing and converting the available data to a data format usable by the autopilot.
Ibeo Automotive Systems GmbH is a worldwide technology leader in the field of lidar sensors, associated products, and software tools originally for automotive applications. In 2016, Zukunft Ventures GmbH, a subsidiary of the German automotive supplier ZF Friedrichshafen AG, acquired a 40% stake in Ibeo, to pave the way for the serial production of 3D solid-state lidar sensors.
With this new generation of lidar systems, the technology becomes increasingly interesting for the shipping industry. At the beginning of 2019, Ibeo introduced the sub-brand ibeo.Nautic to drive this development forward. The Ibeo sensors and software can be applied in various use cases: safe maneuvering in floodgates, water channels and harbors; autonomous transportation of goods by waterways; etc.
Maritime Robotics AS (MR) is a leading provider of innovative unmanned solutions for maritime operations. MR was established in 2005, and has its headquarters in Trondheim, Norway. With technology developed in close collaboration with civilian, governmental and military partners, MR focuses on delivering high-quality systems that are cost-efficient, reduce personnel risk exposure, and are highly deployable. Maritime Robotics develops three types of unmanned systems: unmanned surface vessels, aerial vehicles, and moored balloon systems. MR has executed many projects creating specialized solutions for and consulting on surveying water bodies, e.g. mapping water reservoirs, finding sunken airplanes, and monitoring seabed nodes for geological surveys.
Neptec Technologies Corp, based in Ottawa, Canada, is the leading manufacturer of long-range marine lidar sensors for autonomous vessels and ship intelligence solutions. The OPAL 3D lidar delivers real-time 3D data for improved situational awareness, collision avoidance, and autonomous operations for both maritime and port applications.
Orca AI brings cutting-edge technology into the world of maritime, with the mission of building the brain for autonomous ships, starting with aiding ships to navigate more safely at sea by providing an intelligent collision avoidance system designed for crowded waterways and the harshest, lowest visibility scenarios. By supplementing existing onboard sensors with cameras as well as an AI-powered navigation and vessel tracking system, crews can easily detect ships, providing them with sufficient time to remedy their course and avoid a collision. The system learns the maritime environment and will gradually take control over parts of the voyage in the future.
Ouster is a leading provider of lidar and related robotics technology dedicated to bringing 3D sensing to the masses. It sells the OS-1 and OS-2 lidar sensors which are the most capable, powerful and affordable sensors on the market. The company focuses on practical, scalable engineering and prides itself on shipping products, not promises.
SATEL is one of the world’s leading experts and innovators in independent radio networking technology. It develops high-quality radio technology solutions that enable reliable, secure, mission-critical connections.
SATEL's mission is to enhance the success of its partners and clients through its technology and expertise. At the heart of its solutions is mission-critical connectivity.
SATEL solutions are used in a wide range of industrial applications – everything from electricity distribution to waterworks, from machine control to harbor logistics, from weather stations to security systems, and from precise positioning to irrigation systems. The application possibilities are endless.
Sea Machines is a leader in pioneering autonomous control and advanced situational awareness technology for the maritime industry. Founded in 2015, the company builds vessel control software and systems, which increase the capability, predictability and performance of ships, workboats and commercial vessels. Sea Machines has offices in Boston and Hamburg. Learn more about Sea Machines at www.sea-machines.com.
Shone is a San Francisco-based startup on a mission to bring autonomous cargo ships to market by retrofitting manned ships with technologies developed for autonomous vehicles (drones and cars) and adapting them to the maritime sector.
Velodyne LiDAR is the leader in the global real-time 3D lidar market. Velodyne offers a compelling suite of products and services to the growing market of customers across multiple industries that require the most advanced lidar sensors available. With its San Jose megafactory, Velodyne’s manufacturing has expanded to meet worldwide high-volume demand and the company is now delivering at scale.
Meet Velodyne LiDAR at Autonomous Ship Technology Symposium to learn how its sensors contribute to future autonomous shipping.
L3 Technologies Unmanned Maritime Systems (UMS) division provides world-leading Unmanned and Autonomous Marine Systems. The team has specialist expertise and experience in platform concept design, build and commissioning, operation, and maintenance. L3’s Autonomous Surface Vehicles come in a variety of shapes and sizes to suit military, security, and commercial tasks.
UMS is a newly formed division consisting of the former Adaptive Methods, OceanServer, Open Water Power and ASV businesses, sitting within the L3 Technologies Integrated Maritime Systems sector.