SEABER is an innovative company that designs and manufactures highly reliable micro-AUVs, for research and commercial oceanographic applications.

After years of experience and with a shared obsession for robotics and marine technologies, they decided to use their expertise and knowledge to develop the YUCO, the first micro-AUV that meets the specific needs of oceanographic researchers.


Reflecting SEABER’s co-founders, YUCO gathers boldness, innovation, reliability and efficiency. The YUCO AUV is a uniquely reliable tool combining exceptional performances and low maintenance, operable in different types of coastal waters.

Key Features:

  • Reliable, Robust, and Efficient
  • Unique navigational technology (INX)
  • Operable in offshore conditions
  • Affordable
  • Easy to use & Recharge

Multiple Payloads

SEABER have developed the range as a single-task “off-the-shelf” micro-AUV. This allows both affordability and reliability in a single AUV that can be delivered swiftly and deployed just after being received.

SEABER offers four off-the-shelf pre-calibrated fixed payload options – YUCO-CTD, YUCO-PAM (integrating an RS Aqua PORPOISE Passive Acoustic Recorder), YUCO-PHYSICO, and YUCO-SCAN. All versions feature a “no-need-to-open” dry section making them easy to operate and saving time prior to deployment.

In addition to these pre-configured models, SEABER offers the YUCO-CARRIER. Integrations are made easy by fitting a sensor in the removable front end of the AUV.


YUCO Model Applications YUCO Factsheet

Mission Planning

The YUCO AUV range utilises a modern and intuitive software, called SeaPlan, for mission management and data recovery. SeaPlan offers the following features:

  • Multiple navigational segments and patterns
  • Unique navigational modes based on payload
  • WiFi accessible through various platforms

In addition, SeaPlan can be used to program missions while the AUV is being recharged between deployments.

SeaPlan Overview

Surface Communication & Recovery

One of the main risks of AUV use is losing it at sea. This is why every YUCO has several key features which ensure a smooth recovery.

On the surface, you can easily spot it day and night thanks to its neon pink body color and its powerful flashing LEDs. To ensure surface communication, YUCO’s mast is equipped with 3 types of wireless communication antennas: satellite, GSM, and radio.

Furthermore, a handheld remote control called SEACOMM displays YUCO’s GPS positions when it is at the surface and includes the undeniably useful “come-back-to-my-position” function.


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SEABER is the result of the gathering of 4 unconventional characters. Vidal and Quentin have more than 15 successful years in designing AUVs for scientific and industrial offshore applications. Julien and Clément work with passion in the field of mobile robotics for more than 12 years and they bring to SEABER their technical and industrial expertise, along with fresh eyes and an innovative approach. The four of them have always shared an authentic obsession for creativity, robotics and marine technologies.

Their complementary skills and enthusiasm are the key to achieve their mission: to revolutionize the world of AUVs by designing the first micro-AUVs that will reshape our approach of oceanographic exploration.

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