Dredging Industry



Autonomous-Control and Advanced-Perception Systems
For Dredgers and Related Workboats

Available now, Sea Machines’ vessel intelligence systems install aboard existing or new-build dredgers and workboats to increase their productivity and predictability, while reducing their overall risk and operational costs.


The SM300 is a vessel intelligence system providing “operator-in-the loop” autonomous command and control, plus direct remote-control operation via wireless belt pack. The SM300 integrates with existing vessel systems and sensors to manage pre-planned and dynamically charted missions.

SM400 – In Development

Slated for release in 2020, the SM400 uses Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) to improve at-sea situational awareness, object identification and tracking capabilities. Using advanced sensors to collect a continuous stream of information from a vessel’s environmental surroundings, this system identifies and tracks potential conflicts, and efficiently displays the data in the wheelhouse.

Sea Machines adds the following capabilities to vessels, such as water injection dredgers and Trailing Suction Head Dredgers (TSHDs):

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  • Autonomous command
  • Remote vessel control
  • Waypoint following and mission planning
  • Collaborative vessel operations
  • Autonomous survey grid execution
  • Remote payload control
  • Minimally manned and unmanned configurations
  • Obstacle detection and avoidance
  • Serves as an A.I.-powered situational awareness system for ships and dredgers
  • Utilizes computer vision, Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) and perception software
  • TALOS technology provides an intuitive remote monitoring and data recording platform
  • Improves at-sea situational awareness, object identification and tracking capabilities
Our products are purpose-built for vessels operating in the following sectors:
Sea Machines provides better control for the following operations:
  • Repetitive conventional dredging operations, like dredge patterns and dredge-to-spoil dumping ground
  • Water-injection dredging patters
  • Survey and data collection

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