After more than 1300 miles and a substantial amount of tolls, The Crawler Experience has made it to Florida. Greensea Account Executive and Crawler Wrangler, Karl Lander, was able to get the crawler and rig to the Center for Corrosion and Biofouling Control for the next stage of testing and development. Here at the CCBC, the crawler is being outfitted with a set of grooming brushes and then being tested at the CCBC’s state of the art test facility.
In 2019, Greensea was awarded a Phase 2 R&D program through the U.S. Navy to develop a highly accurate navigation and autonomy solution for ship hull robots for the purposes of supporting autonomous proactive in-water cleaning. It’s at the CCBC that the cleaning potential of the crawler is being integrated and tested. Here’s a video of the crawler in the CCBC test tank with its new brushes going to town scrubbing the surface.