An Optically linked Hybrid Autonomous/Remotely Operated Vehicle constitutes an innovation, addressed to cover the gap between the cabled Resident HROV concept and the fully autonomous I-AUV. Its application is twofold: it enables remote inspection/intervention at short range and it provides the hardware infrastructure required for a smooth transition to the full I-AUV concept.

Remote Inspection/Intervention Concept

Proposed Proof of Concept Demonstration