These drones can swim

AQUABOTIX TECHNOLOGY CORP. FOUNDER DURVAL TAVARES holds one of the company's underwater drones at its Fall River offices. In a recent management shake-up, he has left the company. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
AQUABOTIX TECHNOLOGY CORP. FOUNDER DURVAL TAVARES holds one of the company's underwater drones at its Fall River offices. In a recent management shake-up, he has left the company. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
When Durval Tavares in 2011 first launched Aquabotix Technology Corp., an underwater-drone technology company, he entered into the recreational space. The idea was to prove his technology before bringing it commercial, a strategy that’s largely worked well for the Fall River-based company. “We produced underwater drones used for recreation, especially for sailors to check their…

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