15
FEB
2017

Cellula Celebrates 15 Years of Zero Lost-Time Injuries

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  Vancouver, Canada, February 2017, Cellula Robotics Ltd. (Cellula) recently celebrated 15 consecutive years of zero lost-time injuries. Achieving a milestone such as this is only achievable through the commitment and participation from all employees. The commitment from all workers and management to embrace Health and Safety as a top priority continues to further improve the program. In...
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16
DEC
2016

CRD100 Delivered After Successful Factory Acceptance Testing

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Vancouver, Canada, December 1, 2016 Cellula Robotics Ltd. successfully completed factory acceptance testing of its third CRD100 seafloor drill, which is for Fukada Salvage & Marine Works Ltd. Co. and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries for the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC). The CRD100 is a fourth generation seafloor drill designed to operate in waters down to...
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05
OCT
2016

Cellula at Underwater Mining Conference 2016

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Cellula’s Hydraulic Systems Engineer, Reuben Meikle, will be attending the 45th Underwater Mining Conference along with our international agent, Oceantech, from October 9 through 13, 2016. This conference will explore resource and environmental assessments for seafloor mineral development, with a focus on deep-sea projects. http://www.underwatermining.org/ 
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20
SEP
2016

Cellula Featured in Sea Technology Magazine

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Cellula Robotics is featured in the September issue of Sea Technology! Check out the article, “CRD100 Seafloor Geotechnical Drill: Designing an Integrated System Beyond ROV ‘Tooling Package” on pages 10-14. Authors, Eric Jackson (Cellula President), Derek White (General Manager of SGSI) and Allan Spencer (Managing Director of Cellula U.K.) talk about the exciting advantages...
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10
AUG
2016

Serdar Soylu at Oceans ’16

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Serdar Soylu will be presenting his paper, “Automation of CRD100 Seafloor Drill”, at the Oceans ’16 conference in Monterrey, California, September 19-22.  
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09
AUG
2016

Cellula Awarded Contract to Build Add-Ons for CRD100

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Vancouver, Canada, 9th August 2016, Cellula Robotics Ltd. (Cellula) has been awarded a contract with Fukada Salvage & Marine Works Co., Ltd. to build a Cone Penetrometer Test (CPT) system with outrigger legs for the CRD100 seafloor drill delivered in 2014. The CRD100 standard landing legs are designed for hard ground, which is typically found in areas for mineral exploration. ...
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01
AUG
2016

Suction Sampler Delivered to Schmidt Ocean Institute

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Vancouver, Canada, 1st August 2016, Cellula Robotics Ltd. (Cellula) has delivered an environmental suction sampler, valve pack, and hydraulic reservoir to Schmidt Ocean Institute (SOI). They have been integrated onto SOI’s S5K HROV which is undergoing seatrials off of the coast of Guam (see press release in Marine Technology News).
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20
MAY
2016

Cellula Awarded New Contract with Schmidt Ocean Institute

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Vancouver, Canada, 20th May 2016, Cellula Robotics Ltd. (Cellula) has been awarded a contract with Schmidt Ocean Institute to configure, manufacture, and test a ROV based suction sampler for integration on the S5K HROV. Building on the success and experience gained during previous subsea water sampling projects, such as the Cetor3000 plankton sampler, and other hydraulic projects, Cellula has...
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28
APR
2016

Cellula Robotics at OTC

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Peter Hampton will be presenting “Improvements and Capabilities of the CRD100 Subsea Robotic Drilling Platform”, P.J. Hampton, S. Soylu, T. Crees, E. Jackson, Cellula Robotics Ltd. at the Ocean Technology Conference (OTC)  running May 2-5 in Houston, TX. The presentation will take place at 16:12 on May 3 as part of the New Developments in Offshore Mining category. For more...
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26
APR
2016

Cellula at Deep Sea Mining Summit

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Business Development Manager, Allan Spencer, from Cellula UK will be presenting at the Deep Sea Mining Summit in London, UK May 23-24. The topic of his presentation will be the CRD100 Subsea Drill. The Deep Sea Mining Summit 2016 will bring together a large array of solution providers, upcoming deep sea miners, members from the scientific community, and those within allied industries wanting...
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30
MAR
2016

Cellula Awarded Contract for CRD100 Seafloor Drill

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Vancouver, Canada, 23rd March 2016, Cellula Robotics Ltd. (Cellula) had been awarded a contract from an undisclosed client to manufacture a CRD100 Seafloor Drill. The CRD100 is a fourth generation seafloor drill designed to operate in waters down to 3000m depth for borehole sampling and mineral exploration.  The CRD100 provides an unprecedented level of intelligent control that facilitates...
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22
MAR
2016

Successful Completion of CRD100 Sea Trials

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Vancouver, Canada, March 21, 2016 Cellula Robotics Ltd. successfully completed sea trials for its first CRD100 seafloor drill for Fukada Salvage & Marine Works Ltd. Co. Built on proven subsystems, the CRD100 is self contained with a 100 HP power pack.   The CRD100 provides an unprecedented level of intelligent control that facilitates efficient core sampling and CPT pushes.  A wireline...
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14
MAR
2016

Cetor3000 Plankton Sampler Delivery and Testing

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Vancouver, Canada, February 12th, 2016 Cellula Robotics Ltd. successfully delivered the Cetor3000 Plankton Sampler to the University of Delaware. The Cetor3000 was developed in partnership with CSHEL at the University of Delaware. It can be deployed in oceans and lakes to collect and preserve up to 600 independently sealed samples (plankton, geochemical tracers, or suspended sediments)....
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02
MAR
2016

Cellula Awarded Contract with Kraken Sonar Systems

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Vancouver, Canada, March 2, 2016 Cellula Robotics Ltd. has been awarded a contract with Kraken Sonar Systems Inc. to develop a next-generation towbody simulator and autopilot controller for their KATFISH Synthetic Aperture Sonar system.  KATFISH enables ultra high definition imagery, bathymetry and 3D seabed mapping missions for manned and unmanned surface vessels. Cellula Robotics Ltd. (CRL)...
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29
FEB
2016

Cellula Presenting at Oceanology 2016

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Business Development Manager, Allan Spencer, of Cellula UK will be presenting at Oceanology 2016 in London, UK as part of the  Geophysics and Geotechnics session. March 17, 10:25-10:50 | Remotely Operated Seabed Drilling and Sampling Technology – Performance and Benefits of an Automated System, Allan Spencer, Business Development – Europe, CELLULA Robotics  
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17
FEB
2016

Cellula at Ocean Science Meeting – Booth 402

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Cellula Robotics will be an exhibitor at the upcoming Ocean Science Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, February 21-26. Engineers Jacqueline Nichols and Don Clarke will be on hand to display the new Cetor3000 Plankton Sampler. You can find them at booth 402. Cosponsored by AGU, ASLO, and TOS, the Ocean Sciences Meeting will consist of a diverse program covering topics in all areas of the ocean...
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02
FEB
2016

Successful Completion of CRD100 Sea Trials

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Vancouver, Canada, February 2nd, 2016 Cellula Robotics Ltd. successfully completed sea trials for its second CRD100 seafloor drill for Fukada Salvage & Marine Works Ltd. Co. and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries for the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC). The CRD100 is a fourth generation seafloor drill designed to operate in waters down to 3000m depth for...
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21
JAN
2016

New Hire

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Cellula Robotics has hired a new Senior Mechanical Engineer Darren Collyer Darren joins our mechanical engineering group with 11 years’ experience, and degrees from the University of Manitoba and Oxford Brookes in the UK. Previously a Development Engineer with the Formula One engine manufacturer Mercedes AMG HPP, he’s been involved in a variety of leading edge, technical projects.
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21
DEC
2015

Serdar Soylu’s Latest Publication

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Cellula’s own Serdar Soylu has just had his paper, “Precise trajectory control for an inspection class ROV”, published in Ocean Engineering. It is currently available online and will be printed in the physical journal in January, 2016. S. Soylu, et al., “Precise trajectory control for an inspection class ROV”, Ocean Engineering, vol. 111, pp. 508-523...
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07
OCT
2015

Cellula a Finalist at the BC Export Awards

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Cellula Robotics has been chosen as a finalist in the Advancing Technology & Innovation category at this year’s BC Export Awards. The BC Export Awards are an annual showcase of BC’s Top Exporters, recognizing and honouring their achievements and promoting them as corporate role models to stimulate greater involvement in exporting among the province’s business community. For more...
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22
SEP
2015

Quality Re-certification

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Cellula Robotics has successfully completed its re-certification audit in order to maintain its ISO 9001:2008 status. Its quality program is just one of the ways that Cellula strives to exceed customer expectations.
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10
SEP
2015

Senior Mechanical Engineer

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Cellula Robotics is looking for a senior Mechanical Engineer to join its team. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with a dedicated team of highly-skilled engineers, designers and technician who have developed extensive experience in projects requiring integrated mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, and software elements in a subsea environment. Senior Mechanical Engineer...
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09
SEP
2015

Cellula Robotics Nominated for BC Export Award

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Cellula Robotics has been nominated for the BC Export Awards by Royal Bank of Canada. The BC Export Awards are an annual showcase of BC’s Top Exporters, recognizing and honouring their achievements and promoting them as corporate role models to stimulate greater involvement in exporting among the province’s business community. For more information see http://www.bcexportawards.com/ The awards...
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20
AUG
2015

Serdar Soylu to Present at IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society Event

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Cellula Control Systems Engineer, Serdar Soylu, will be presenting at BCIT  on “Coordinated control of small, remotely operated and submerged vehicle-manipulator systems.” http://www.ieeecontact.org/ Date & Time: Thursday 20 August 6:30 PM Location: BCIT Burnaby Campus, SW1-2019 Current submerged science projects such as VENUS and NEPTUNE have revealed the need for small,...
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20
JUL
2015

Successful Completion Subsea Well Intervention Valve Packs

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Vancouver, Canada, July 20th 2015 Cellula Robotics Ltd. successfully delivers three subsea well intervention valve packs to Blue Ocean Technologies. December 2014, Cellula Robotics Ltd. (Cellula) was awarded a contract by Blue Ocean Technologies LLC. (Blue Ocean) to design and manufacture subsea valve packs for the Blue Ocean Riserless Intervention System (BORIS). The valve packs will operate...
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09
JUL
2015

Cellula at WHOI Marine Robotics Entrepreneurship Forum

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Tristan Crees, Cellula’s Control Systems Manager, will be attending Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution’s (WHOI) first annual Marine Robotics Entrepreneurship Forum July 23-24 in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. The event is focused on engaging young marine robotics companies with the larger community of marine research institutions, established companies, and potential investors. WHOI...
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08
JUL
2015

Cellula Robotics Opens Location in UK

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Cellula Robotics is proud to announce the establishment of its European counterpart, Cellula Robotics UK Ltd. The UK location will perform regional business development, customer support, solutions engineering, and project management. Cellula UK is headed by Mr. Allan Spencer, Managing Director.  Allan has over 22 years’ experience in program management, design and business management, both...
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02
JUL
2015

Successful Completion of CRD100 Factory Acceptance Testing

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Vancouver, Canada, June 12th 2015 Cellula Robotics Ltd. successfully completed factory acceptance testing of its second CRD100 seafloor drill for Fukada Salvage & Marine Works Ltd. Co. and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries for the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC). The CRD100 is a fourth generation seafloor drill designed to operate in waters down to 3000m depth for...
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06
MAY
2015

Cellula Moves into Brand New Facility

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Vancouver, Canada, April 24th, 2015, Cellula Robotics Ltd. (Cellula) has moved into a brand new, custom-built facility.The new building was constructed by Kask Ventures Corporation and is located at 9000 Bill Fox Way in Burnaby, B.C. Cellula’s new facility provides 7500 square feet of office space, five loading bays, and a 6800 square foot assembly area with a twenty-four foot ceiling....
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29
APR
2015

Cellula Awarded Contract to Supply Subsea Well Intervention Valve Packs

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Vancouver, Canada, 22nd December 2014, Cellula Robotics Ltd. (Cellula) had been awarded a contract by Blue Ocean Technologies LLC. (Blue Ocean) to design and manufacture subsea valve packs for the Blue Ocean Riserless Intervention System (BORIS). The valve packs will operate in water depths down to 3000 meters to control critical functions of the BORIS. The project will be designed to the...
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23
JAN
2015

Cellula Robotics Ltd. awarded contract for second CRD100 Seafloor Drill

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Vancouver, Canada, May 12th 2014 Cellula Robotics Ltd. was awarded a multi-million dollar contract from Fukada Salvage & Marine Works Ltd. Co. and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries for the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) to provide a customized CRD100 seafloor drill system. The CRD100 is a fourth generation seafloor drill designed to operate in waters down to...
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15
JAN
2015

Certified LabVIEW Developer

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Congratulations to our Software Developer, Alex Smith, on becoming a Certified LabVIEW Developer (CLD). The Certified LabVIEW Developer designation indicates the ability to design and develop functional programs while minimizing development time and ensuring maintainability through proper documentation and style. Having Certified LabVIEW Developers on staff to provide technical leadership and...
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12
NOV
2014

New Hires

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Cellula has hired three new engineers to add depth to its mechanical and electrical teams: Dana Leslie Dana joins our control systems group as an Electrical Engineer EIT. Graduating from the University of Victoria in Spring 2014, Dana has gained valuable work experience through co-op placements and participation in multiple academic clubs. Jacqueline Nichols Jacqueline joins us as a new...
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10
NOV
2014

Cellula Successfully Completes Quality Audit

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Cellula Robotics Ltd. successfully passed their year two surveillance audit in order to maintain ISO 9001:2008 certification.  The audit was passed with zero non-conformances, a tribute to the time and effort of the quality committee and the entire Ceulla team this past year.  The Cellula QMS process will continue to evolve as we strive to meet and exceed every client’s expectations.
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29
OCT
2014

Cellula at ICOE Nov 4-6

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Cellula will be an exhibitor at the International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE) held in Halifax, Nova Scotia from November 4th to 6th. Our Business Development Manager, Adrian Woodroffe, will be representing Cellula at the Canadian Pavillion. ICOE is the global marine energy event focused on the industrial development of renewable marine energy. If you will be attending the conference and...
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08
OCT
2014

CRD100 Seafloor Drill Passes Factory Acceptance Testing

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Vancouver, Canada, September 22nd 2014 Cellula Robotics Ltd. successfully completed factory acceptance testing of the first CRD100 seafloor drill for Fukada Salvage & Marine Works Ltd. Co. The CRD100 is a fourth generation seafloor drill designed to operate in waters down to 3000m depth for geotechnical surveys, mineral exploration and methane gas hydrates sampling. Built on proven...
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20
AUG
2014

New Career Opportunities

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Cellula is currently hiring both a mechanical and electrical engineer to join our team as our company continues to grow. To see if you are an eligible candidate, visit the Careers section of our website and email your application package to info@cellula.com.
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18
AUG
2014

Cellula at OI China September 3-5

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Cellula will be an exhibitor at the Oceanology International conference held in Shanghai, China from September 3rd to 5th. Adrian Woodroffe will be representing Cellula at Canadian Pavillion (located at C01). Oceanology International China is the premier exhibition for marine science and technology in Asia, promoting academic research, information exchange and international co-operation in...
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15
AUG
2014

Cellula Featured in Innovation Magazine

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Cellula Robotics’ contribution to a subsea well intervention control system has been featured in the APEGBC‘s July/August issue of Innovation magazine. The issue features the annual APEGBC members’ project highlights. Our write-up features a photo by our in-house photographer, Raewyn Charlesworth. To read the write-up see page 34 of the magazine....
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18
JUN
2014

New Hires

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Cellula Robotics is pleased to announce the hiring of new staff members as our team continues to grow: Todd Mawhinney Todd joins us as our new Project Manager. Todd is a Project Management Professional with 20 years of experience leading multi-discipline teams in technology, product support and operations-focused projects in a variety of industry sectors. Reuben Meikle Reuben joins our...
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29
MAY
2014

Cellula at The New Wave Conference

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      Cellula’s Business Development Manager, Adrian Woodroffe, will be presenting at  The New Wave Conference  in Victoria, B.C (June 11th to 13th) Following an introduction to seafloor drilling, Adrian will be discussing the pros of seafloor drill systems in relation to surface drilling. This will move into an overview of our current project (the CRD100 drill) and...
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14
APR
2014

Cellula Client Completes First Seafloor Production Tool

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Cellula is pleased to have supported Nautilus Minerals in the research and development of their seafloor mining tool program.  Cellula managed the original subsea mining R&D program for Placer Dome and later Nautilus Minerals, including: performing the original rock cutting tests in 2006 on the Nautilus Minerals Solwara-1 orebody at water depths to 2000m, and analyzing the resulting data....
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01
MAR
2014

Cellula at Oceanology 2014

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Cellula will be at Oceanology International 2014 in London, UK from the 11th to 13th March.  Please contact Adrian Woodroffe (awoodroffe@cellula.com, +1-778-938-4957) to set up a meeting.
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31
DEC
2013

Cellula is Expanding

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With an upturn in new contracts and a promising range of future opportunities, Cellula is looking for talented engineers and project managers to join our team. Click here for more information.
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29
NOV
2013

Cellula Joins Ocean Networks Canada

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Cellula Robotics Ltd. has joined the Ocean Networks Canada (ONC) Innovation Center’s Industry Network.  Cellula looks forward to working with ONC to develop new markets for our seafloor drills and geotechnical tools around the world. Ocean Networks Canada (www.oceannetworks.ca) was created in 2007 to manage the cabled observatory being constructed on the sea floor off the B.C. coast. A total...
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30
SEP
2013

New Hires

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Cellula Robotics is pleased to announce the hiring of two new staff members as our team continues to grow: Alex Smith joins us as our latest Software Developer. Alex brings 12 years experience in Earth Sciences and Geophysics including six years in Japan studying earthquakes and the thermal regime of subduction zones at the Earth Simulator Centre in Yokohama for JAMSTEC. As a Certified...
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29
SEP
2013

Successful ISO Audit

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Cellula Robotics Ltd. successfully passed their first of two surveillance audits for maintaining ISO 9001:2008 certification.  The audit was passed with zero non-conformances, a tribute to the time and effort dedicated to the Quality Management System (QMS) by both the quality committee and the rest of the staff this past year.  The Cellula QMS process will continue to evolve as we strive to...
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31
AUG
2013

Modular Autonomous Biosampler

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Cellula Robotics Ltd. has been awarded a contract by the University of Delaware to design and build a unique ROV mounted deep water Modular Autonomous Biosample (MAB).  The MAB supports three simultaneous pore size filters with each capable of taking over discrete 200 samples.  The MAB will be capable of capturing bacteria grade samples with no cross-contamination and provides long term...
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09
JUL
2013

AUV Payload Contract

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In 2012, Cellula Robotics Ltd. was awarded the preliminary design phase for a complex electro-mechanical AUV prototype payload.  Cellula has now been awarded the manufacture and testing phase for this project.
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21
DEC
2012

ISO Certification

As of November 2012, Cellula’s Quality Management System is certified to ISO 9001:2008. Cellula successfully attained accreditation on the first attempt. Cellula will continue to uphold the standards of ISO 9001:2008 through audits with SAI-Global. By adhering to these principles, we endeavor to always bring the best value to our customers while delivering tools and infrastructure for...
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02
MAY
2012

Seafloor Drills Presentation

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On Tuesday May 1st, at the 2012 Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, Texas, Mr. Jon Machin of Geomarine Ltd. (UK) presented a paper on the Canyon Offshore “ROVDrill Mk.2” systems developed by Cellula Robotics.  This paper, which is published in the 2012 OTC Proceedings (OTC23395), describes these seafloor drill systems and their application to geotechnical and soil investigation...
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03
APR
2012

Cellula has moved…

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April 2, 2012: We have moved into new offices at 628 Carnarvon Street, New Westminster – right next door to the old main office. We’re now all together in the same building and we have a bit of extra space to accommodate growth. We also now have our own parking area so visitors will no longer have to pay for on street parking – just ask us for the gate key when you get here....
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18
MAR
2012

Subsea Excavator Update

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The Cellula/Trinity Subsea Excavator successfully completed its first  excavation operation in November-December, 2011.  Two excavation tools were used – a dual pick-cutter cutterhead and a standard shovel.
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Excavator & ROV during operations on Solwara-1
30
SEP
2011
24
APR
2011

Seamless Stitching of Images

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24-Apr-2011: Dr. Peter Hampton, a controls engineer here at Cellula Robotics Ltd., has recently co-authored a conference paper titled “Seamless Stitching of Images Based on a Haar Wavelet 2D Integration Method” with Ioana Sevcenco and Dr. Pan Agathoklis of the University of Victoria. This paper is on mosaicking images in a manner that hides the borders of the sub-images.  The paper focuses on...
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08
FEB
2011

Cellula expands…

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8-Feb-2011: Cellula Robotics is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Hampton, PhD as a new Control Systems Engineer.  Peter’s dissertation at UVic was related to the novel adaptive control of a large optical telescope; his addition to the team will enhance our capabilities in signal processing, control systems, electrical design & system modelling. We have also leased some...
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AUV under ice
11
JAN
2011

UNCLOS Under-Ice Survey

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A re-vamped version of Tristan’s AUV paper presented at Oceans 2010 in Seattle was featured in the December issue of Sea Technology magazine! Check it out here: http://www.sea-technology.com/features/2010/1210/unclos.php#nogo
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30
NOV
2010

November 2010 (News)

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Tristan Crees was hired as a Senior Control Systems Engineer.  Tristan has 15 years of experience in robotic systems development.  He was previously at ISE where he managed the fabrication of the two Explorer class AUVs deployed to the Canadian Arctic in March of 2010. Tony Wass is offshore Japan supporting an ROV-based EM survey.
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