Tuesday, January 18, 2011
MassTLC January 11, 2011, Bluefin Robotics Tour Blog
The MassTLC Robotics cluster met at the new Bluefin Robotics facility and was treated of a tour to their new office and manufacturing space. The new Quincy location is an ideal place for the Bluefin team to be able to design, build and test their underwater robots.
The Massachusetts based robotics company was spun out in 1997 from the MIT Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Lab and was acquired by Battelle in 2005. They now have over 80 employees and 55,000 square feet of space. The new facility houses three floors of engineering, manufacturing, marine operations, and corporate administrative functions with direct ocean access. The highlight of the tour was seeing the manufacturing floor space with several different model AUV's under construction.