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Tuesday, September 09, 2008

iRobot acquires Durham underwater robot technology firm

Leading robotics company iRobot has acquired Nekton Research, a developer of unmanned underwater robot technology. “We believe that the underwater market is the next frontier for robots” said Helen Greiner, co-founder and chairman of iRobot, in a statement. “This acquisition positions us for leadership in robot solutions on both the land and sea.” Nekton customers include several U.S. military clients – the Office of Naval Research, Naval Undersea Warfare Command, naval Air Systems Command and U.S. Special Operations Command.

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