Founded in 2016, IQUA Robotics is devoted to the commercialization of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) and the creation of innovative tailor-made solutions according to customer needs in underwater robotics.
IQUA Robotics is a start-up company emerged from the Girona Underwater Vision and Robotics Lab. Therefore, R&D is a priority for IQUA and its close collaboration with the University gives it the possibility to implement in its products state-of-the-art technologies in underwater robotics.
It is located in the Science and Technology Park of the city of Girona, in the region of Catalonia (Spain), close to the Mediterranean sea.
The company is currently commercializing in exclusivity the following technologies:
- SPARUS II AUV: a reconfigurable, lightweight, ROS driven, with hoovering capabilities and medium-sized payload area Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) with capacity to navigate down to 200m deep. Its features make it ideal for research and exploration of the seafloor, specially for missions where it is necessary to acquire high resolution images in a short period of time. The reduced size and weight of the SPARUS II makes possible the deployment and recovery of the vehicle from small boats, or even from the shore. More about SPARUS II AUV.
- GIRONA 500 AUV: a reconfigurable, lightweight, ROS driven, with hoovering capabilities and large payload area Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) with capacity to navigate down to 500m deep. Its features make it ideal for research and exploration of the seafloor, specially for missions where stability is a must. More about GIRONA 500 AUV.
IQUA Robotics also develops custom solutions in underwater robotics and equipment for their customer’s special needs.
IQUA Robotics SL is certified with the PYME Innovadora (Innovative SME) seal, awarded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO). This is a public recognition to the companies that achieve challenging goals in terms of innovation and R&D.