Monday, November 21, 2011

Robots Attempting Longest Ever Unmanned Sailing Voyage

Science News: BBC News reported last Friday that the four robots, which were created by an American company called Liquid Robotics, departed from the St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco on November 17. At first they will travel together before pairing off into groups of two, one of which will head to Australia and the other embarking en route to Japan in order to support a Mariana Trench dive.

“During their 300-day journey, the surfboard-sized Wave Gliders… will collect vast amounts of real-time data on ocean conditions and beam it to the cloud where it will be made available free to researchers worldwide,” Todd Woody of Forbes said in an article Friday.

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