Bristol based Werst, A technology spin-off from the leading sub-robot and hydrographic surveying company Rovko, Was formally launched in late March with the goal of revolutionizing the offshore robotics sector – to leverage intelligent data flows for smart asset management and to create an energy-efficient and more sustainable future.
The business aims to accelerate advancements in marine robotics, giving marine and subcontracting providers access to next-generation technology that will enable them to deliver AI-powered autonomous robot work at scale.
Plan for warst
Vorst will target the energy and marine sectors through its innovative technologies, such as SubSLAM X2 – an intelligent data collection system Without expensive positioning systems, the robot delivers spatial awareness and live 3D point cloud to any device in the world, saving many project days. This, combined with The company’s machine learning and autonomy expertise will then provide the best in efficient data collection and AI interpretation.
The new spinout company, Werst, is forecasting revenue of 2021 at £ 1m + faster at £ 1m over the next few years.
Brian Allen, CEO and founder of Werst, states, “Autonomous robotics is the key to reducing the cost of offshore operations. At the same time, digitization of the wealth of the region is necessary as the industry evolves, marrying these two concepts to realize the real benefits of modern technology. This is the data that vehicles have to drive. Werst is committed to unlock the potential of offshore robotics for all.
He continues: “We are very excited about the future, and truly fulfilling the digital and robotic ambitions of our customers.”
Vorst will operate globally with headquarters in Bristol, and has 29 employees with plans to grow from 70+ to 70 by 2022. The company is a technology spin-off of Roco that was founded in 2015 and has realistically invested heavily.Time artificial intelligence based 3D vision and autonomy system. Future plans will see that Varest takes its offering to global markets of comprehensive industrial robotics in areas such as mining, construction, farming and land surveying.
Rovko has appointed Simon Miller to be its new managing director as Bryan focuses his attention on launching Werst.
“It’s been building for some time,” Bryan says, when it comes time to pursue Roveko on his journey and hand Simon the reins.
“Werst has so much potential and now it will target new markets with technology in the industrial robotics fields, which were born from the aggressive world.”
Founded in 2015, Rovco has invested heavily in the development of real-time artificial intelligence and 3D vision systems for marine robotics. The goal now is to expand the offering of this technology to several industries within Werst.