A Little Robot Survives A Battle With Hurricane Sandy (W/Full Video)

Photo: PacX Wave glider from Liquid Robotics, Inc. SOURCE: http://liquidr.com/

from IEEE Spectrum 

POSTED BY: TEKLA PERRY  /  THU, NOVEMBER 01, 2012

Back in August, a Wave Glider robot named Alex, from Liquid Robotics, headed out into the Caribbean on a mission to measure ocean temperatures and improve hurricane forecasting.

This week, Alex’s sibling robot, Mercury, battled directly through Hurricane Sandy 160 km due east of Toms River, NJ, and the now-decimated Jersey Shore. It met the storm at the point labeled 110 in the map below and traveled with the hurricane to the point labeled 100. . . . Read Complete Report

from youtube

Wave Glider: An Autonomous Wave-Powered Sensor Platform

Uploaded on Feb 11, 2010

(October 28, 2009) Roger Hine of Liquid Robotics discusses the Wave Glider, a new technology dedicated to collecting data about the ocean. The Wave Glider uses solar panels to harvest energy from the sun to propel itself, allowing for the Wave Glider to travel long distance without needing to refuel.

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