KRAKEN Robotik GmbH
Kraken Robotik GmbH (KRG) focuses on the development of 3D imaging sensors, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms for underwater robotic platforms. It was founded in 2016 as a Spin-Off from the DFKI. KRG has since then developed the SeaVision(TM) product line for underwater 3D perception, which have been commercially used in application domains in the energy sector and science.
Kraken Robotik GmbH is a subsidiary of Kraken Sonar Inc., a Canadian based company specialized on synthetic aperture sonar (SAS) and maritime robotics. The entire Kraken group is operating in 4 countries and has approximately 100 full-time equivalent employees.
Kraken as the SME partner with strong ties to industrial applications will take the role:
- to look after the commercial exploitation of the project results.
- Kraken will look into maintaining a bridge between the research driven motivations of the institutional partners and commercialisation interests of the project outcomes.
- Kraken itself has a strong R&D background and will support the interfacing of fundamental research to applied research and commercial prototyping.
- Kraken further has significant experience in field deployment of sensors and will support the field trials and data collection campaigns.