The autonomous research platform SeaLion

Research vessel in an aquarium - underwater investigations on a small scale

© Fraunhofer CML

At the Fraunhofer CML, autonomous research vessels are being built and deployed for the exploration of underwater landscapes. Camera systems and various sensors create images of riverbeds and seabeds, ship hulls or quay walls through the modular design of the carrier system in conjunction with an underwater robot.

Work tasks are transmitted to the ships by radio and the recorded data is transmitted ashore. At ITS, the CML shows a miniature of its research vessel SeaML at the booth and the new vessel SeaLION at HomePORT.

SeaLion - Unmanned Modular Test Platform for Robotic Services