Underwater Drones

Submarine robotics company expands geographic reach

Aquabotix, an emerging underwater robotics company based in Fall River, Massachusetts, announced the addition of four new distributors to its global network September 25. The partnerships aim to help support the company’s global expansion and sale of its underwater robotics products, which include some science fiction-level stuff. The company ‘bots include underwater drones, networked and remotely operated underwater camera systems, and hybrid electric underwater vehicles. Whoa. Even swimmers can’t escape the scope of cameras. Watch below a member of the Aquabotix team tests out one of the drones off a family boat.

In reality, Aquabotix uses its futuristic tech for industrial grade military applications. To date, the company has sold more than 350 vehicles in more than 40 countries. With the September announcement of expansion, that number figures to grow. Aquabotix’s latest distributors include Sadaret Ltd., a representative for Aquabotix in the United Kingdom and Ireland; Seafloor Systems, Inc., for California, Washington, Oregon and Alaska; Deekay Marine Services, Pvt. Ltd., which will aim to target the marine market in India; and A2 Marine Solution which will serve as equipment supply for hydrography applications in Brazil.

Seafloor Systems, the new addition from the U.S. West Coast, also maintains the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the United States Geological Survey (USGS), universities, and survey companies as customers.

“As the underwater robotics market continues to grow and we continue to expand our global presence, we are always looking for reliable distributors with whom we can partner,” said Durval Tavares, CEO of Aquabotix. “Thanks to these recent additions to our network, we are now in a prime position to reach a wider range of users and suppliers and dramatically increase the distribution of our vehicles worldwide.”

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