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June 2018


Volume 61 • Number 5

Voices 14

Matt Hodson

Matt Hodson leads Marine Hub 14

Cornwall, helping to showcase the

UK’s southwest coast as a world- class center for marine technology and innovation.

By MTR Staff

Tech Talk 20 Autonomous LARS

A walk through the development of

Kraken’s Tentacle Autonomous LARS.

By David Shea

Renewables 26 Robots for


As the offshore renewables ? eet grows, so too does the use of robotics and autonomous systems, as cost- reduction comes into focus.

By Elaine Maslin

Defense 34 Fotheringham at the Helm

Hydroid is a ubiquitous name in subsea defense, with nearly 70% of its business coming from the sector.

It is also one of the longest-tenured

AUV makers. Duane Fotheringham, president and chairman of the board, discusses the future.


By Greg Trauthwein

UUVs 42

Taking UUVs Faster,

Further, Deeper 34

Born in 2015, Riptide was started by industry veterans with an idea to make UUVs more accessible and successful.

By Justin Manley & Jeff Smith 4 Editor’s Note 6 Authors in this Edition 8 Trending 50 Tech File: Product of the Month 54 New Tech 58 People & Company News 63 Classi? ed 64 Advertiser’s Index

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