May 22, 2013      

Last October, iRobot closed the doors on its maritime drones operation in Durham, NC as part of a corporate restructuring that included a 13 percent cut across the company's entire workforce. In addition to layoffs, the abrupt shut-down essentially orphaned the Seaglider robots that were produced there. (iRobot had sold the marine robots since licensing the Seaglider technology from the University of Washington in 2008.)

Now, however, Kongsberg Underwater Technology, Inc. will resurrect the Sea...

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