IQUA Robotics manufactures Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) systems which can be adapted for a wide range of research and professional applications. IQUA Robotics currently commercializes in exclusivity the Girona 500 and the Sparus II.
Last week, Prince Albert II of Monaco christened of one SPARUS II AUV known as "Albert I of Monaco" at the German institute of marine research GEOMAR in Kiel.
The vehicle is about 1.5 meters long and can be submerged up to 200 meters deep. Equipped with several sensors, including a side scan sonar and an oxygen sensor, the device can be used for both open water research measurements and seabed mapping.