November 21, 2011

Wavebots Head Down Under

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Last week, four ocean-going robots took off from San Francisco to journey to Hawaii. From there, they head to Australia and Japan. The wave and solar powered bots will take about 300 days to cross 33,000 miles and retrieve millions of real-time ocean data points. Funded by Richard Branson's Virgin Oceanic and Google Earth, it will set a world record for the longest autonomous ocean journey if successful.

If you want to follow their journey, you can sign up to receive updates via the Liquid Robotics link or participate in the PacX competition to propose how the information can be best used.

Via Liquid Robotics

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at November 21, 2011 11:05 AM
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