Intelligent Marine Technology

What we do

Dynautics’ vision is to open up the marine world through intelligent technology. As co-authors of the Marine Autonomous Surface Ships – UK Code of Practice, we are actively helping to define the route towards marine vehicle autonomy.

Our mission is enabling the success of your mission. Thousands of miles have been successfully navigated using our vehicle management technologies. We thrive on enabling your mission’s success and delivering strong commercial results.

Intelligent, reliable marine technology keeps you in control. Your requirements are our starting point and together we rigorously drive for a rapid and reliable solution.

Dynautics hardware can be installed or retrofitted in any unmanned or autonomous vessel. We simulate, design, test, verify and deploy, enabling you to accomplish your mission safely and responsibly.

Professional Affiliations

Company Timeline


Company founded as H-Scientific Limited


Sim & Ship Sim simulator products launched


World’s first self-tuning autopilot launched


Adaptive Dynamic Positioning functionality launched


Core technology diversified for airborne, surface and underwater autopilots


First UK uncrewed surface vehicle approved by MCA for use on MoD ranges


Developed mathematical models for IEC WG80 & IEC62065 Track Control System accreditation


AUV Sim product launched


Over the horizon satcomms command and control over RUDICS launched


Joined UK Maritime Autonomous Systems Regulatory Working Group & became contributor of Industry Code of Practice for uncrewed vessels


Rebranded as Dynautics to reflect the broad range of uncrewed systems in the product range


Launch of E-boat series for electrically propelled uncrewed vessels


Phantom UUV designed & delivered in 100 days for US Navy sea trial acceptance


Over 10,000 miles navigated using Dynautics autopilot control systems


Opened new manufacturing cell to speed delivery to customers


Became JOSCAR registered


Secured Mercury Dealership Status, gaining access to calibration software


Became Cyber Essential Certified

Helping you deliver

Peace of mind

Keeping you in control of your mission.

We are a trusted technology partner to customers from a wide range of maritime sectors, including offshore energy and mining, oceanography, marine transport and defence and security. At the heart of our proven approach is trust in the power of logic, precision and scientific integrity to deliver commercial results.

From the outset we strive to understand your payload and data requirements. This enables us to offer the best technology to suit your needs and keep you in control of your vessel. We offer standard or customisable electronic modules, based on proven technologies, which reduce time to launch and ensure maximum reliability.

Choice & adaptability

Simulation > Design > Test > Verification.

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

We develop a test environment based on your mission parameters, allowing us to design simulation tools that save time and cost leading up to on-water or sea trials.  After Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) testing, sea trials are the verification and final validation of what has already been successfully tested in the lab.

Integration & ownership

Installations, modifications and retrofitting.

Dynautics hardware can be installed or retrofitted in any uncrewed or autonomous vessel. Custom electronics and system engineering are undertaken by our experienced PCB designers and electronic engineers. Rapid prototyping and inhouse firmware coding on development systems allow us to accelerate time to test and validation. We also make use of proprietary firmware libraries to minimise development time.

We commission the vehicle, leveraging our on-water experience to verify performance against an established test plan. Ongoing, we remotely monitor characteristics and modify variables, such as power consumption, to fine tune and meet your requirements.

Speed & efficiency

Rapid deployment for faster results.

Time to launch and time to mission acceptance trials are always crucial mission parameters.  With this in mind, we work with you to ensure you achieve your mission goals. Every mission, and therefore every vehicle, is potentially different, so we are focused on understanding your overall objectives and ensuring that our systems deliver.

Our capabilities are built on 20 years’ 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).

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. Kieran has over 20 years’ experience in marine electronics. He focuses on building product and technology partnerships.


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.

New role recently added – Software Development Engineers wanted

Role Summary

The role is to work with a dynamic team that takes ideas from concept to developed products in a fast-moving marine autonomy market

Ideal candidates will be multi-disciplined with a solid background in C and C++, and preferably have an understanding of embedded firmware development and algorithm development for control systems.

Working in a small team of creative and focused engineers, the candidate must be able to deliver solutions to the end customers, ensuring high quality and robust designs for a tough autonomous marine market place. Fast changing priorities and rapid troubleshooting of customer issues make flexibility a must.

With a busy workload for the rest of the team, candidates must be self-motivated, able to cope with a steep learning curve, and self-managing. They must be able to use available resources like the internet to find solutions but also know when to ask the team for help.

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