Intelligent Marine Technology

About Dynautics

Dynautics is a pioneering provider of intelligent technology for unmanned marine missions worldwide.

Our capabilities are built on 20-year experience of scientific and engineering rigour in vehicle control algorithm development and associated electronics. Our technical leadership is supported through simulation tools and technical authorship of marine autopilot heading and track control standards (IEC62065).

We are co-authors of the Marine Autonomous Surface Ship Code of practice. We strive to be thought leaders in defining the route to Marine Vehicle Autonomy.

However complex your challenges, we will push the boundaries of marine electronics to devise the precise solution you need.

Helping you Deliver

Your requirements and your mission are our starting point. Ideally, we follow a process of Simulation, Design, Test and Verification and together we rigorously and pragmatically drive for a rapid solution.

When you start the vehicle design process, our Ship Sim or AUV Sim can help determine the most effective hull design and propulsion types, positions and characteristics. These simulators are the result of several years of rigorous scientific development and have been proven tools in reducing the time to mission acceptance.

We strive to understand your payload and data requirements.  This enables us to offer the best technology to suits your needs. We offer standard or customisable electronic modules, based on proven technologies which help to reduce time to launch, and to ensure maximum reliability.

Mission Acceptance
Time to launch is usually one of your important parameters: ultimately, time to ‘mission acceptance’ trials assumes even greater importance.  For this reason, we work with you to ensure you achieve a successful mission. Every mission, and therefore every vehicle, is potentially different, so we are focused on understanding your overall objectives.

Rapid Development
Custom electronics and system engineering can be undertaken internally by our experienced PCB designers and electronic engineers. Rapid prototyping and in-house firmware coding on development systems allow us to accelerate the time to test and validation.  We make extensive use of proprietary firmware libraries, designed by us over the past 20 years, to minimise development time.

Developing a test environment, based on your mission parameters, allows us to design simulation tools to save time leading up to on-water sea trials, which in turn saves money.  After hardware-in-the loop testing, sea trials are used as the confirmation and final validation of what has already been tested in the lab.

Together, we commission the vehicle and we can utilise our combined ‘on water’ experience to verify the performance against an established test plan. Ongoing, we can remotely monitor the vehicles characteristics and modify variables such as power consumption.

Delivery to meet Customer needs
We are a trusted technology partner to clients in sectors as diverse as offshore energy and mining, oceanography, marine transport and defence & security. At the heart of our proven approach is our belief in the power of logic, precision and scientific integrity to deliver commercial results.

Meet the Team

Dr Henry Robinson
Dr Henry RobinsonCEO
Henry is the founder and CEO of Dynautics. Henry has a degree in Physics and a PhD in Electronic Engineering, and has been working in marine electronics and autopilots for the last 25 years.
Kieran Breheny
Kieran Breheny Strategic Development Manager
Kieran is the Strategic Development Manager and Non-Executive Director of Dynautics. Kieran has over 20 years’ experience in marine electronics. He has a degree in Engineering Product Design and focuses on building product and technology partnerships.
Dr Alison Little
Dr Alison LittlePrincipal Project Engineer
Alison studied Engineering at Southampton University, obtaining a PhD in CFD modelling in 1995. She has worked for the company since 1999 and is involved in algorithm development and system testing.
Alastair Growcott
Alastair GrowcottHead of Software Development
With over 20 years experience as a professional software engineer he brings quality and maturity to the software produced by the company
Allan Crosskey
Allan Crosskey Engineer
With over 40 years with the U.K. MoD and QinetiQ, Allan joined Dynautics in April 2008 and provides the company with hardware design, manufacture and testing expertise.
 Systems Engineers
Systems Engineers Systems Engineer
We are looking for a Electronics degree qualified engineer with at least 3 years experience in developing commercially successful electronics products. This is a broad role and ideally you will have both embedded firmware/software (C/C++) and hardware design skills. Team working and a passion to deliver is critical for work within the dynamic team at Dynautics
Mike Newton
Mike NewtonElectronics Technician
Mike has 4 years’ experience as an electronics assembly technician. His focussed enthusiasm provides precision and pace to the company’s projects.
Sandy Hickman
Sandy HickmanOffice Manager
Sandy has over 30 years’ experience in accounting across a range of service businesses. Sandy has been with the company over 2 years focusing on the administration, book keeping and the running of the office.


Our technology helps our clients voyage into the unknown with confidence. We pioneer innovative solution to vehicle control, management and communication to enable your mission to be successful. Whether it’s a new design or conversion to an unmanned vehicle we work with you to reduce your time to launch.

Integrated Technologies and Technology Partners

We have over 20 years of experience in developing systems for unmanned boats. We have a list of trusted partners and suppliers who we have worked with over the years and completed successful vehicle launches. They are trusted partners for us and we offer them to you as technology partners in the design of your vehicle.

Careers at Dynautics

Dynautics offers a dynamic team orientated work place. We have demanding clients who expect a high level of integrity, innovation and delivery.  If you have the technical skills and drive in either hardware, firmware or software engineering disciplines we would like to hear from you.

We have a number of Engineering roles which change from time to time.

If you believe you have the right skills to match our market sector and technology, lets chat. Use the ‘contact us’ link.

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