The Magazine for Underwater Professionals
8th February 2019
Underwater robotics company Aquabotix has been awarded a contract worth approximately US$70,000 (£54,000) to support a United States Navy project.
The project will involve the further development of Aquabotix’s SwarmDiver product, a micro unmanned surface vehicle (USV) and unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) that can operate in large numbers as a collective.
The initial development project will conclude with a testing and demonstration to various US Navy personnel.
Whitney Million, Aquabotix’s chief executive officer, said: “This is a second project involving SwarmDiver and the United States Navy in the last seven months. SwarmDiver can be used broadly, in numerous mission types.
“This development contract will provide greater flexibility in the systems’ use while maintaining the benefits of conducting an unmanned mission. We look forward to demonstrating this transformative technology advancement.”
Aquabotix has operations in Sydney, Australia, and Fall River, Massachusetts, USA. The company manufactures and sells commercial and industrial-grade underwater drones for commercial and military applications.