Wave Glider sea robot gets a new version, replete with more power and gear

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Wave Glider sea robot gets a new version, replete with more power and much more gear

The latest seafaring robot from Liquid Robotics got an unveiling this morning. Dubbed the Wave Glider SV3, the mobile, amphibious robot is targeted at the (thoroughly unexciting) usual suspects: big oil, the government, and scientific researchers. Apparently those halcyon days of seeking out Guinness World Records are over. Compared with the previous SV2 model, the latest ship runs faster (2.5 knots top speed), carries more (100 pounds, compared to a paltry 40 in the previous ship), and lasts longer (an additional 40 percent of surface area on the deck allows for many more solar cells). All that extra oomph should allow Liquid Robotics’ customers to spend even more time plumbing the Earth’s waters for … well, whatever they’d like. And for the mock G.I. Joe battles that are assuredly taking place with the Wave Glider. Like, come on.

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Via: The New York Times

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