Autonomous Underwater Vehicles
Application Scenarios for AI
There are already more than 1,300 offshore wind turbines dotted along Germany’s coastline, with more currently being built. Their foundations reach down to 50 metres below the water’s surface. This presents a challenge during inspections, servicing and repairs, making work on underwater structures elaborate, expensive and dangerous for the divers involved. Within a few years, self-learning robotic assistance systems could help humans to inspect, service and repair offshore turbines and other underwater infrastructures. These autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) deploy Artificial Intelligence methods.