The Mobile Robotics Innovation Lab (MRIL) is the latest initiative to continue growing Oceaneering’s pioneering robotics heritage and portfolio in an ever-exciting time for autonomous systems and AI.

We investigate and develop new markets, products, technologies and business models for our ground-based mobile robotics businesses, including AGV Systems and Entertainment Systems. We work hard to continue being a leader in mobile robotics solutions for your operations-critical needs, working with like-minded partners and taking risks in delivering new and innovative solutions that push the industry, as well as ourselves.

How We Work

We believe in getting our hands dirty alongside early adopters to develop game-changing products and solutions. We employ the best practices from Agile and lean startup methodology to investigate markets, understand customer pain points, and quickly iterate on prototype solutions. Along the way, we measure outcomes, learn what worked, what didn’t, and understand whether a scalable solution exists.
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Industry Innovators

Oceaneering Advanced Technologies delivers first-of-its-kind capabilities and solutions to leaders across many industries, including 10 Fortune 100 companies. Our customers include the world’s top automotive OEMs, theme park operators, hospital systems, and U.S. government agencies.

Work with Us

Whether you’re an industry leader looking to solve a critical problem in your organization, or a potential partner with a unique capability we could integrate into a solution, we want to hear from you! Sign up for a time to chat one-on-one, or fill out our contact form and we’ll reach out.

Careers with MRIL

Join a fast-paced, mission-oriented team at the heart of Oceaneering’s mobile robotics efforts. Play a critical role in the success of prototyping and testing new product and service offerings for our commercial business units in material handling automation, and in people mover applications, among others.


Here’s your chance to be a part of something big, with the mission focus and pace of a startup, and the stability and resources of a large company backing you up.

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Company page Since our founding in the early 1960s, Oceaneering has expanded and grown globally to service several industries such as the offshore energy industry, defense, entertainment, material handling, aerospace, science, and renewable energy industries. In 1964, Mike Hughes and Johnny Johnson formed a Gulf of Mexico diving company called World Wide Divers. The company grew in response to increasing demand for their services and in 1969 merged with two other diving companies to form Oceaneering International, Inc. To solve the toughest challenges, we do things differently, creatively, and smarter. As your trusted partner, our unmatched experience and truly innovative portfolio of technologies and solutions give us the flexibility to adapt and evolve, regardless of market conditions. Our mission is to solve the unsolvable. We thrive by creating industry-changing technically creative solutions for the most complex operational challenges under water, on land, and in space. Our five core values establish a common culture and demonstrate what is most important for us as a company. Since the beginning, the company has transformed from a small regional diving company into a global provider of engineered products and services. Today, we develop products and services for use throughout the lifecycle of an offshore oilfield, from drilling to decommissioning. We operate the world's premier fleet of work class ROVs. Additionally, we are a leader in offshore oilfield maintenance services, umbilicals, subsea hardware, and tooling. We also serve the aerospace, defense, and theme park industries. Underpinning everything we do, safety is not only the foundation of our core values, but it is vital to our unmatched performance record and company culture. The industries we serve are as diverse as they are complex. Whether we are engineering deepwater umbilicals or developing robotics for aerospace applications, the safety and health of our employees, vendors, and customers is an integral part of our day-to-day business. If we are working, then our responsibility is to be working safely. Since our inception in 1964, we have placed a high value on employee safety—from diving services and subsea inspection to vessel-based installation operations. We have and will continue to evolve not only our health, safety, and environmental (HSE) processes, but those of the industries in which we work. Although we have been fatality-free since 1999, our HSE journey goes beyond statistics. As our portfolio of services has grown, we have continued to prioritize and advance our approach to HSE.