On November 17th, Liquid Robotics launched four Wave Gliders from San Francisco’s St. Francis Yacht Club, on a record-setting journey across the Pacific Ocean. The robots just arrived in Hawaii and their 3,200-nautical mile trip set a world record.
The Wave Glider is the first marine robot to use only the oceanʼs endless supply of wave energy for propulsion.
After a short check-up, the PacX Wave Gliders will embark on their final journeys to Australia and Japan.
“We are proud our PacX Wave Gliders have reached their first destination and broken the world record,” said Edward Lu, Chief of Innovative Applications at Liquid Robotics.
“I have no doubt new ocean discoveries, insights, and applications will emerge from the PacX data set. PacX represents a new model for providing widespread and easy access to environmental monitoring of the worldʼs oceans, one in which Liquid Robotics operates fleets of mobile, autonomous ocean robots across previously inaccessible areas of the ocean.”
source Liquid Robotics