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Acoustic Monitoring Capability added to JaiaBot through Strategic Partnership

Strategic Partnership Develops Acoustic Monitoring Capability

Ian Estaphan Owen Jaia Robotics, Inc. +1 (401) 214-9139


Thomas Stewart
Marine Acoustics Inc.
+1 (401) 847-7508

Marine Acoustics and Jaia Robotics To Co-Develop Acoustic Monitoring Capability

Bristol, Rhode Island, Monday, 15th February 2023 — Jaia Robotics, Inc., a leader in low- cost, micro-sized autonomous marine vehicles, is delighted to announce that they have partnered with Marine Acoustics, Inc. (MAI) to add a passive acoustic capability onto their JaiaBot™ hybrid autonomous surface/underwater vehicles called JaiaBots™.

MAI’s extensive expertise in the collection, analysis, and modeling of underwater acoustics data has earned them an excellent reputation in the Environmental Services, Energy, and Defense sectors. Their experienced and highly qualified engineering team will lead the selection and development of the passive acoustic system, the sales and marketing of the JaiaBot-ECHO™, and develop new deployment opportunities.

Jaia Robotics continues their product development at pace and will co-lead the integration of the MAI developed acoustic system into their JaiaBot-HYDRO™ vehicle. JaiaBots can be operated individually or in multi-vehicle fleets at depths from 1m to 100m and in a wide variety of aquatic environments including open ocean, surf zones, estuaries, rivers, and lakes.

JaiaBots represent a significant advancement in affordable aquatic drones supporting the environmental data collection needs of academia, , industry, and government agencies, including the US Department of Defense.

“The addition of an acoustic sensing capability opens a wide variety of new markets including the offshore renewable energy sector, defense, and the fast growing aquaculture and fisheries industries” says Ian Estaphan Owen, CEO and Co-Founder of Jaia Robotics.

Ian went on to say, “We are proud to have entered into a partnership with a prestigious organization like MAI, which further endorses the unique multi vehicle synoptic data applications that the JaiaBot system can provide, at a cost that is more affordable than anything else available”.

Tom Stewart, the CEO of Marine Acoustics, inc., adds, “Marine Acoustics is pleased to enter this collaboration with Jaia Robotics. The relatively low-cost acoustic monitoring vehicles that Jaia Robotics will produce provide a versatile, cost-effective, human portable tool for obtaining aquatic acoustic measurements at multiple sample sites over a short period of time. This capability aids in the sustainable development of ocean-based renewable energy and the responsible development and use of the marine environment. “

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About Marine Acoustics, In.: MAI is a scientific and engineering small business providing a diverse set of government, corporate, and international clients with a broad spectrum of consulting and engineering services. Their areas of expertise include a full range of environmental compliance services, undersea warfare design, test and evaluation services, marine environmental compliance, as well as sea test planning and support, which are all supported by an award-winning and internationally recognized research and development program.

About Jaia Robotics, Inc.: Jaia Robotics, based in Bristol, Rhode Island, specializes in the design and development of low-cost, high-speed, micro-sized autonomous aquatic vehicles. The foundational product, JaiaBot, represents a significant advancement for the industry because it supports large scale data collection at an affordable price. Jaia Robotics further enhanced the JaiaBot’s accessibility with open architecture, and an easily configurable, multi-sensor format. Jaia Robotics provides JaiaBots for direct sale and offers comprehensive aquatic data collection services (JaiaBots as a Service (JaaS)) for customers who need the data and don’t want to make a capital investment.


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