Dynautics provides intelligent control systems for uncrewed surface and subsea vehicles.

We design, manufacture and supply robust and reliable autopilot, remote control, navigation, communication and power management systems, using logic, precision and scientific integrity to solve the most complex challenges.

Dynautics is a trusted technology partner for uncrewed marine missions in offshore energy and mining, oceanography, marine transport and the defence and security sector. Thousands of miles have been successfully navigated using our reliable and robust vessel control technologies.

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.

Company Timeline

  • 1990s

    1996 – Company Founded As H-Scientific Limited


    1996 – Sim & Ship Sim Simulator Products Launched


    1998 – World’s First Self-Tuning Autopilot Launched

  • 2000s

    2000 – Adaptive Dynamic Positioning Functionality Launched


    2000 – Core Technology Diversified For Airborne, Surface And Underwater Autopilots


    2000 – First UK Uncrewed Surface Vehicle Approved By MCA For Use On MoD Ranges


    2001 – Developed Mathematical Models For IEC WG80 & IEC62065 Track Control System Accreditation


    2002 – AUV Sim Product Launched

  • 2010s

    2014 – Over The Horizon Satcomms Command And Control Over RUDICS Launched


    2016 – Joined UK Maritime Autonomous Systems Regulatory Working Group & Became Contributor Of Industry Code Of Practice For Uncrewed Vessels


    2018 – Rebranded As Dynautics To Reflect The Broad Range Of Uncrewed Systems In The Product Range


    2018 – Launch Of E-Boat Series For Electrically Propelled Uncrewed Vessels


    2019 – Phantom UUV Designed & Delivered In 100 Days For US Navy Sea Trial Acceptance

  • 2020s

    2020 – Over 10,000 Miles Navigated Using Dynautics Autopilot Control Systems


    2021 – Opened New Manufacturing Cell To Speed Delivery To Customers


    2021 – Became JOSCAR Registered


    2021 – Secured Mercury Dealership Status, Gaining Access To Calibration Software


    2023 – Became Cyber Essential Certified

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Helping you deliver

Dynautics is a trusted technology partner across many marine sectors, including offshore energy and mining, oceanography, marine transport and defence and security. We use logic, precision and scientific integrity to reduce time to launch and ensure maximum reliability.

At the start of the design process, our marine simulator tools determine the most effective hull design and propulsion types, positions and characteristics. These simulators are proven in reducing the time to sea trials and mission acceptance, both crucial mission parameters.

We leverage our on-water experience to verify performance during commissioning and remotely monitor characteristics and modify variables, such as power consumption, to fine tune and meet requirements.

We have over 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.


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.

Please send speculative enquiries to info@dynautics.com

Why us

We understand that every uncrewed vessel presents a unique set of challenges and that sea trials are expensive and demanding. Dynautics has a proven track record in vehicle design collaborations. We focus on mission goals, tailoring our services and leveraging our team’s expertise to reduce time to launch.

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