Norway-based Remora Robotics, a company that specializes in aquaculture robotics, announced that it has secured approximately €2.5M in a fresh round of funding led by Grieg Kapital and Momentum.
The company says it will use the funds to enhance its autonomous net cleaning technology.
Remora Robotics also will be able to accelerate its technology rollout and drive sales expansion.
Established in 2016, Remora Robotics is dedicated to automating fish farm pen cleaning.
Its technology features an autonomous submarine robot that can clean and evaluate fish farming cages while capturing essential data about the aquatic environment.
Remora Robotics has established partnerships with prominent research organizations in Norway, including SINTEF, the Norwegian Research Council, NTNU, and Innovation Norway.
In 2017, Remora Robotics conceived the idea of developing an autonomous marine version of the robotic lawnmower to clean nets in fish farms. It leveraged its existing expertise in remotely operated vehicles (ROVs).
The initial prototype underwent testing in 2018.
The company continued its efforts to refine the technology and make significant advancements.
By 2019, Remora Robotics extensively tested a functional prototype, which NORCE’s comprehensive report confirmed as effective in cleaning fish farming cages.
This success led to Remora Robotics obtaining a patent for the innovative belt mechanism.
The company focused on developing an improved prototype in 2020. Collaborating with Sterling White Halibut AS, it conducted comprehensive tests to enhance further and optimize the technology for practical implementation.
In 2021, Remora Robotics achieved a significant milestone by manufacturing three devices tailored for further testing.
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