Greenroom Robotics is on a mission to make our oceans safer through robotics software and artificial intelligence. Our mission is to develop cutting-edge robotics software, to increase safety, capability and efficiency across maritime sectors.
Navigating vessels at sea (whether crewed or uncrewed) requires constant attention from highly trained mariners. The ocean throws dangerous and unexpected challenges at even the most experienced crews. Technologies such as Radar and AIS have greatly assisted the modern mariner’s ability to maintain adequate lookout. However, there are still dangers, like small craft, semi-submerged debris, or even marine mammals, that aren’t detected by these technologies. Watchkeepers must maintain visual lookout with a high level of concentration while performing complex mental tasks to keep their vessel and cargo safe at sea.
“Every vessel shall at all times maintain a proper look-out by sight and hearing as well as by all available means appropriate in the prevailing circumstances and conditions so as to make a full appraisal of the situation and of the risk of collision”. Rule 5. Convention on the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972 (COLREGS).
Still, insurers estimate that over 75% of collisions are due to human error. Greenroom believes that we can use technology to assist vessel watchkeepers with detecting, classifying and tracking targets of interest. With our vision-based Artificial Intelligence and user-first workflows we can ease cognitive load, enhance operators ability to react, and reduce the number of avoidable incidents at sea. Preventing incidents protects people, environment, and assets, while making the seafarers experience less stressful and more sustainable.
Lookout+ is our latest development that can be embedded into existing fleets or new vessels. Lookout+ will improve the watchkeeping capabilities of all vessels, from ocean-going cargo ships to remotely operated survey vessels. The system will work alongside an operator to detect, classify and geolocate surrounding vessels, navigational obstacles, or other items of interest. This acts as another form of vision for vessels, identifying objects which may not appear on AIS or other instruments, or may be missed by the human eye.
In the next decade, millions of mariners will start to see their jobs become more efficient and safer through the use of robotic software and AI, If you want Lookout+ to help when you’re next on watch, please reach out so we can show you the insights and benefits it can provide.