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"we co-create value for human progress"

Fields of exploration and development

Multi robot cooperation (swarming)

Deep learning: quality assessment & improvement

Mission equipment: operational excellence

System integration: for integration of more applications

Smoothing out algorithms: path planning & object avoidance

Fields of exploration and development

Multi robot cooperation (swarming)

Deep learning: quality assessment & improvement

Mission equipment: operational excellence

System integration: for integration of more applications

Smoothing out algorithms: path planning & object avoidance

"Join our discovery"

About us

We work on game changing technologies in our core team (see below) and on project basis with a larger multidisciplinary team consisting of 10+ passionate engineers and experts.

Maarten Ruyssenaers

Founder & CEO

Manifesting smart and clean solutions, in co-creation with various fields of expertise, is a powerful process. Persistence, joy, and passion are all required in order to make the biggest impact on people, the planet, and society. I have managed many different technological innovation projects from start until finish, including reliable operations. Such projects have been small and dynamic as well as large programs that span multiple years that have been aimed at product development in the fields of maritime robotics, sensing, and information technology.

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Rick Molenaar

Mechanical & Operations Engineer

I grew up with ships and lived near the ocean in Zeeland. Sailing and being one with nature is in my blood. When I met Aquatic Drones, I knew getting involved was my purpose. My passion is solving complicated challenges by learning and optimizing continuously. Being driven by and seeing endless possibilities, combined with the urge to create, I start-up innovations in technology that lead to a cleaner world and a better life on this planet. I want to make a difference for this world. Good is not good enough. It needs to be perfect and, luckily, I have large amounts of energy to make it so. This means that I focus that energy on developing effective and efficient sustainable systems to take care of health, well-being and increased safety.

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Bjørn Romijn

Software Engineer & Algorithms Developer

Looking for solutions in robotics and smart algorithms is what attracts me. Combining the algorithms with physical models (in our case the drone) is something I always wanted to do. Furthermore, my contribution is the development of pathfinding algorithms and the control of the drone. Solutions which make a positive contribution to humans by replacing difficult, dangerous or time-consuming work for humans. I believe that algorithms offer the possibility to supplement people in areas where we cannot easily work. I expect that repetitive and unsafe work could be taken over by safe autonomous robots that can be monitored by an operator. In the coming years you will see an increasing number of robots that will help us independently. Think of self-driving cars, autonomous delivery times and of course self-sailing survey boats!

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Job van Beem

Project & Water Engineer

"Actively contribute to technological developments is something which inspires me and above all motivates me. Aqautic Drones provides me the opportunity to convert my passion into my profession while I can convert my (technical) knowledge into practical solutions. I have a theoretical background in the morphodynamics of sandy beaches and rivers and have been educated to work in multi-disciplinary projects. Personally I believe that technology is capable of changing the world on a positive manner. Not only can autonomic drones be of great use in potential dangerous environments, they also can provide new insights due to the efficiency of otherwise extremely time consuming monitoring campaigns. Knowing that I am part of a company which endeavours the use of technology to make an beneficial impact on society is something that really drives me. "

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David Fortini

IT Advisor

I believe that technology is a mean to improve our world and facilitate our lives. That is why when I heard about Aquatic Drones I was really interested in how I could give my contribution to such a great start-up. Luckily the combination of business and IT knowledge have allowed me to help Aquatic Drones grow. So far I could participate in different exciting projects giving advice, especially in the field of data processing and analysis. In this way, I can contribute to the journey of Aquatic Drones doing what I like the most while making a positive impact on society.

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Syl Delissen

Innovation Manager & Brand Strategist

Though I’m broadly educated, my focus has always been on creativity and strategy. I started as a product designer, but along the way I got more and more interested in the processes around creation and creativity. For almost ten years now, I work with startups and small businesses as a brand strategist. Alongside, I work for Hogeschool Rotterdam (Communication & Multimedia Design); teaching skills like concept development and creative research. When I heard there was a position as innovation manager at Aquatic Drones, I did not hesitate for a moment and applied; I already knew AD does not only work on innovations in the technical field, but also in their business and project development. Being in dept involved with Aquatic Drones gives me the opportunity to combine my interests in startups, design thinking, brand strategy and my warm heart for the environment all together.

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Celeste Veurman

Office Manager

My inner drive is to use my creativity, broad knowledge and innovative thinking to connect the world and make it to a nicer place. I analyse situations to understand what is needed and I facilitate both on strategic and operational levels. To unite human knowledge, innovation, technology and different disciplines into a refreshing mixture is something I do with much joy and devotion. In this process my focus is on the bigger picture, both internally and externally. Until recently, I was mostly working for several festivals, events and clubshows. I have experience in: event management, marketing, programming, leading projects, developing creative concepts, photography and more. Aquatic Drones is has a focus and impac on: technology, innovation, society and the environment. Combined with their work procedure means that Aquatic Drones is a company that matches my potential, vision and personal interests.

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Co-creating value for human progress

With clients, development and research partners, suppliers and experts we create integrated solutions based on thorough exploration of the wider context of operations: smart, safe and sustainable. The steps are:

“Let’s work together towards smart, safe & sustainable solutions”

  • Exploring questions
  • Mapping context
  • Building partnerships
  • Calculating economic and ecologic impact
  • Defining use case
  • Specifying product demands
  • Designing system architecture
  • Prototyping system integration
  • Testing in field of application
  • Applying in operation
  • Scaling up impact for human progress 

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