Dakine Wave was founded in 2003 as a software company working in a diverse range of areas. These included 3D animation, artificial intelligence and mobile applications. However, due to the founders also being heavily involved with other projects, the company became relatively dormant for a number of years.
Coinciding with its relocation to Cowes on the Isle of Wight, Dakine Wave is active once again and is now wholly concerned with developing robotics for a number of different marine industries.
Cowes and its sister town East Cowes, either side of the mouth of the River Medina, have a long and glorious tradition of ship building and innovation in maritime technology, from world leading yacht design, through flying boats to the development of the hovercraft. Today, the towns are a hotbed of cutting edge marine technologies including the design and manufacture of wind turbines, wave power, service boats, high speed ferries and radar.
Dakine Wave, itself, is currently developing a range of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs). In addition, the company can offer bespoke solutions for subsea robots, marine control systems and sensors.