Recent advancements in everything from materials and machine learning to hydraulic and electrical systems have upped the capabilities and efficiencies of subsea robotics, a technology sector that has has become increasingly integral to offshore oil and gas and renewable energy operations.

Marine robots will become even more important to offshore energy as companies continue to look for ways to reduce safety risks, cut emissions and digitalise maintenance and inspection tasks.

As their capabilities and sophistication has increased, so too has demand.