Norwegian headquartered firm Jotun has developed ‘robotic lawnmower’ as a solution that can offer shipowners clean hulls, even in the most challenging operations and environments. The unique approach named Jotun Hull Skating Solutions combines remotely operated robotic technology, a special antifouling coating and a range of customized services. The most innovative aspect of the solution is the HullSkater, a remotely operated robot that stays with the vessel at all times. The robot is lodged in a custom housing on deck when not in use, roaming the vessel on magnetic wheels when operated through Jotun’s dedicated control centres via 4G connection. The unit is equipped with high definition cameras and sensors, helping to monitor potential biofouling and collect data. The cleaning process will take two to eight hours, depending on the vessel size and condition.