Wave-powered robot arrives in Australia

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In a world record setting crossing, the first wave powered autonomous marine robot arrives in Queensland after its lonely 17,000 kilometre journey from San Francisco, writes Andy Park.

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“To say we are excited and proud of Papa Mau reaching his final destination is an understatement,” said Bill Vass, CEO of Liquid Robotics.

“We set off on the PacX journey to demonstrate that Wave Glider technology could not only survive the high seas and a journey of this length, but more importantly, collect and transmit ocean data in real-time from the most remote portions of the Pacific Ocean.

"We've demonstrated delivery of ocean data services through the most challenging ocean
conditions. Mission accomplished.”

WAVE GLIDER STRONG ENOUGH TO PULL DIVER

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