Gallery: PacX Wave-Powered Robots Set World Distance Record While Study...

 

If you thought there could be nothing better than a world-record-setting wave-powered nautical robot, you were wrong. The PacX Wave Glider team of robots is all of those things – and they’re on a mission to save the oceans to boot! Built by Liquid Robotics the quartet of robots set out from San Francisco propelled forward by wave power and outfitted with gadgets fueled by the sun that are capable of measuring the health of the ocean and its inhabitants. The robots just landed in Hawaii and their 3,200-nautical mile trip set a world record – but they’re not finished yet. The quartet will now split into two pairs, with one pair headed to Japan and the other to Australia.

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