Fighting the Pacific Oysters with an optical robot

The Norwegian company Oystercatch has developed an optical oyster-catching robot in order to help stopping the mass growth of the Pacific Oyster, threatening beaches in Europe and around the Pacific Ocean.

Screenshot from Oystercatch video on oystercatch.no

An arm, reaching out from a boat, is submerged into the water and the sea bottom, “looking” for Pacific Oysters, leaving all other subsea fauna alone. Data Respons R&D Services has helped Oystercatch with software controlling the robot as well as mechanics. – The challenge is to create subsea engines that can withstand the salty conditions, says R&D Manager Øyvind Milvang at Data Respons R&D Services. 


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An arm, reaching out from a boat, is submerged into the water and the sea bottom, “looking” for Pacific Oysters, leaving all other subsea fauna alone. Data Respons R&D Services has helped Oystercatch with subsea expertise and mechanics on this project. – The challenge is to create subsea engines that can withstand the salty conditions, says R&D Manager Øyvind Milvang at Data Respons R&D Services.