Marine Robotics: The Competition for the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE

Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2019 19:30 - 21:00

Venue: Anglia Ruskin University (Mab 221)  |  City: Chelmsford, United Kingdom

HushcraftSpeaker: Ben Simpson FRINA BSc(Hons) (Managing Director, Hushcraft)

Ben will give a talk about how his company based in Tollesbury has played a critical role within an international team competing for the coveted $7m Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE to autonomously survey a minimum of 250 km2 of predetermined ocean seabed at up to 4000 m depth within 24 hours. This must be achieved with sufficient resolution to discover a minimum of 10 complex targets to be imaged and transmitted to the shore within 48 hours of the start. This project is not unlike a space mission with the added challenge of complying with International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea!

32 teams from 25 countries started the competition, Ben's team is in the final 9...!

Refreshments will be available before the talk from 19:00.



Lord Ashcroft Building, Chelmsford CM1 1SQ
United Kingdom




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  • Wednesday, 16 January 2019 19:30 - 21:00