AUV company Bluefin Robotics buys software firm

Photo taken from Bluefin’s website.
Photo taken from Bluefin’s website.

Bluefin Robotics, a Quincy-based provider of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles said Monday that it has acquired SeeByte Ltd., a company based in Scotland that specializes in software that enhances the capabilities of underwater sensors, vehicles, and systems.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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“Bluefin and SeeByte have worked together for more than five years developing software and capabilities for Bluefin platforms like the Hovering Autonomous Underwater Vehicle and Bluefin-21,” David P. Kelly, president and chief executive of Bluefin Robotics, said in a statement. “Bringing these two companies together will allow us to bring integrated expertise in vehicle control, low-level vehicle to high-level mission autonomy, sensor processing, operator interface, and power subsystems to our customers.”  

SeeByte will operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bluefin.

Bluefin’s autonomous underwater vehicles, or AUVs, can perfom such missions as offshore surveying, search and salvage, oceanography, and detecting mines and unexploded ordnance.

Bluefin is owned by Battelle, an Ohio company that serves the national security, health and life sciences, and energy and environmental industries.

Below is a nearly eight-minute video about the company and its products.