iRobot has secured exclusive commercial rights to develop an unmanned sea-faring robot from a group at the University of Washington.
The Bedford, Mass.-based company made the announcement Tuesday at the annual symposium for the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI).
Specifically, the agreement is to commercialize an AUV (Autonomous Underwater Vehicle) called the Seaglider.
The Seaglider was developed by the Applied Physics Laboratory and the School of Oceanography at the University of Washington in conjunction with the National Science Foundation and the Office of Naval Research, which funded the initial project.
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