The Advent of Commercial ASVs

Marine environments are notoriously difficult to study. It’s only within the last few decades that technology has enabled any systematic and scientific exploration of what lies beneath.

Today, our need for secure, real-time data demands that blue tech manufacturers respond with ever-smarter products, powered by increasingly efficient, integrated and perceptive components. Meanwhile, breakthroughs in automation, machine learning, and control systems have helped to streamline operations and transcend new frontiers.The cross-pollination of these two branches of advanced engineering is the Autonomous Surface Vehicle, or ASV.

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