In addition to state-of-the-art Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) and Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) systems, Mission Robotics provides comprehensive consulting on robotics projects. Our engineers have the capabilities and expertise to make your ideas into reality, including prototyping, part design, and preparing full-scale production. Our software engineers can help you architect and implement solutions that use the latest techniques and standards. Robotics engineering is no simple task, but Mission Robotics has the experience and know-how to realize your vision. Universities, research institutes, private businesses, and adventurous investors can discuss their ideas with Mission Robotics and build a future for marine exploration and preservation.

Do you have an electromechanical project that needs to operate in or near water? Contact us to discuss your project.

Our Capabilities

Systems Engineering

  • Design requirements generation or review
  • System architecture development
  • System level & component trade studies

Mechanical Design & Engineering

  • Computer-Aided Design (CAD)
  • Design for the marine environment
  • Pressure-tolerant and waterproof design of parts and systems

Electrical Design & Engineering

  • Custom Printed Circuit Board (PCB) design & assembly
  • Trade Space Analysis and use of COTS solution where appropriate

Software Design & Engineering

  • Architecture study, design, and/or implementation
  • Hardware & software integration
  • Fleet management and software update mechanisms
  • ROS2/DDS/middleware integration
  • Client application design and implementation
  • Firmware and low-level drivers (cameras, sensors, etc.)

Network Engineering

  • Wireless solutions (WiFi, public and private LTE, bridges/point-to-point, custom topside network setups)
  • Performance analysis
  • Internet connectivity/streaming

Prototyping & Testing

  • Leverage our network of partners for quick turn manufacturing
  • Assembly for test
  • Field testing

Design for Manufacturing

  • Design for Manufacturing (DFM) and Design for Assembly (DFA) optimization
  • Production line design
  • Test fixture design and build

Case Study


Mission Robotics worked with the Aqualink team to create an open-source Autonomous Surface Vehicle (ASV). The goal of the project was to create a vehicle that can follow a defined path while taking GPS-tagged photos. The main use case of the ASV was to enable large-scale surveys of coral reefs to track changes over time. To make it easy for others to contribute to the project, we completed the software and electrical design using existing open-source frameworks and off-the-shelf parts, where we could. The vehicle was successfully tested at a reef in Hawaii. If you would like to use or contribute to the project you can access everything here.