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ASV Global’s C-Worker 5 on a cable route survey, with

TerraSond. Photo from ASV and TerraSond.

by improved hardware/launch and recovery systems, but also integrated

AUV and work class ROV inspection and integration campaigns.

While it’s harder to predict the more distant future, Doak suggests that what

Autonomous vehicles does happen will be driven by trends related to access – i.e. accessing an asset

ASV and AUV deployment during the Autonomous physically or via a remote link to a desk-

Surface and Sub-Surface top. “For [physical] access you need a take to the seas

Survey System project. Photo vessel and technology,” he says. “Digital from Sonardyne.

[technology] can allow us to change that, through the cloud and arti? cial in-

Level 0, which is a car with warning telligence, robotics and drones, enabling

Autonomous underwater vehicles are gaining more lights, to Level 5, which sees no hu- desk to subsea access.” This could in- attention in the o

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