The Society for Underwater Expertise’s Gwyn Griffiths Award for Underwater Robotics has been gained by Rustom (Rusty) Jehangir, founder and CEO of Blue Robotics, an ocean expertise firm based mostly in Torrance, California.
Neil Bose, chair of SUT’s Underwater Robotics Panel, and vice chairman (analysis), Memorial College, Newfoundland and Labrador’s College, says: “The usual of entries for the SUT’s Gwyn Griffiths Award for Underwater Robotics was extraordinarily aggressive this yr, and the nominees of excessive calibre, which challenged the judges to pick this yr’s winner.
“On behalf of the Panel, the judges and SUT, we want to recognise the expertise, innovation, and qualities of all of the entrants working in underwater robotics.”
On listening to the information of the Award, Jehangir mentioned: “Wow! I’m honoured and humbled to obtain this award bearing Gwyn Griffiths’ identify, given all that he achieved and contributed to the sector of marine robotics. I contemplate this Award to be an honour for my complete crew.”
The submission nominating Rustom Jehangir for the Award acknowledged: “Underneath Rusty’s imaginative and prescient and management, Blue Robotics has dramatically lowered the price of ocean robotics, reshaped market expectations of ocean engineering elements, enabled tons of of latest analysis efforts utilizing turn-key inexpensive platforms, and empowered hundreds of latest learners to achieve sensible expertise with ocean expertise.
“Blue Robotics is the exemplar of the present market development that sees the price of ocean robotics lowering whereas the capabilities are growing. That is double leverage and driving vital development within the New Blue Economic system.”
Seeking to the longer term, Rustom says: “We’re eight years into our journey and I’m having extra enjoyable than ever! I actually consider in our core mission of creating inexpensive, succesful elements and methods to allow individuals to do extra with marine robotics and we’re going to maintain doing that.
“We’ve discovered lots and we are able to hold doing it higher and higher. The ocean is a giant place and there’s quite a lot of room to develop and quite a lot of alternatives.”