"The robot doesn’t care if there is a storm outside or if there is a hurricane present or if it is cold…holy cow, what are they going to think of next?"
"iRobot responded to the spill immediately by preparing and hand delivering a Seaglider to the accident site within a very short time, making it the very first autonomous vehicle of any kind to be used to survey the area for subsurface oil."
"Given its ability to repeatedly sample specific areas, it holds great promise for resolving short-term and seasonal trends."
"The iRobot Seaglider approach to studying the distribution of subsurface oil release by the spill is not only one of the most cost-effective approaches, but it also addresses the seriously limited availability of research vessels from which to study these phenomena. And this vehicle works day and night in any weather."