Adept Technology Inc. (Nasdaq:ADEP), a Pleasanton, Calif.-based provider of intelligent robots and autonomous mobile solutions and services, says its MobileRobots group will add new aerial and autonomous underwater robots to round out its portfolio of land-based “wheeled” mobile platforms for the research and education community. The new products will be demonstrated in Booth 25 and 26 at the IEEE ICRA 2011 Conference from May 9 to 13, 2011 at the Shanghai International Convention Center in Shanghai, China.
To complement the company’s existing line of terrestrial vehicles, Adept MobileRobots will now make available to their research customers the Maveric Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) and AQUA2 Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV). The Maveric aerial robot is manufactured and supplied by Prioria, a provider of military reconnaissance technology. The AQUA2 underwater robot is designed and manufactured by Independent Robotics Inc., a supplier of underwater robot vehicles and related technologies.
The Maveric robot is a single-man, portable UAS that is launch-capable immediately. It is designed as a high-performance, next-generation platform for small- and micro-UAS operations. Using advanced composite materials and patented technology, the bendable wings of the Maveric enable a fully assembled airframe to fit in a six-inch tube.
The AQUA2 underwater robot uses six independently controlled fins to provide a maneuverable underwater sensor platform. The lightweight, portable vehicle provides researchers with a platform for research projects ranging from reef monitoring to aquaculture inspection.
Adept’s Mobile Viper manipulator for use on mobile robots will also be on display at the IEEE ICRA 2011 Conference. Mobile Viper is the first Adept product that combines a traditional industrial manipulator with a platform developed by Adept MobileRobots.