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Wave Glider SV3: Liquid Robotics Unveils Faster, More Powerful Wave and Solar-Powered Robot
Posted By Kristine Lofgren On April 9, 2013 @ 5:00 pm In Environment,Green Technology,Innovation,Solar Power,Water Issues | No Comments
We’ve been following Liquid Robotics ’ solar and wave-powered robot here at Inhabitat for some time as it’s gone from tracking great white sharks  and hurricanes  to making a record-breaking trip  across the Pacific. And now, the company just announced a new surfboard-sized robot called the SV3 that opens up a whole new world of ocean exploration.
The SV3 is a hybrid wave and solar-powered  robot that can be used to collect an endless amount of ocean data. It can be used to study fish populations, ocean acidification, provide tsunami warnings, and more – and all the data it collects is sent back to shore in real-time. The robot can travel in pretty much any condition you can imagine – tsunami, hurricane, cloudy days, flat water – for thousands and thousands of miles.
According to Liquid Robotics CEO Bill Vass, “the SV3 is a tremendous step forward in terms of what we can accomplish in the ocean and gives customers a competitive advantage to capture data in the most challenging ocean conditions. By providing the ability to deploy Wave Gliders across most of the planet and deliver ocean data in a new and cost-effective way, we’re enabling broad access to affordable ocean exploration .”
The SV3 is a leap forward in that it incorporates wave  and solar power (so researchers never have to worry about losing a power source), and it can move faster than the SV2. It also has a smarter computer onboard, so researchers have more control over the information they gather. The little robot stands to open up exciting new unmanned ocean exploration opportunities.
Via Co.Exist 
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 Liquid Robotics: http://liquidr.com/index.html
 great white sharks: http://inhabitat.com/solar-powered-wave-glider-robot-deployed-to-track-great-white-sharks-in-the-pacific-ocean/
 hurricanes: http://inhabitat.com/solar-powered-wave-glider-robot-used-to-chart-strengh-of-hurricane-issac/
 record-breaking trip: http://inhabitat.com/wave-powered-robot-completes-record-setting-9000-mile-journey-across-the-ocean/
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 solar-powered: http://inhabitat.com/energetic-energies-panasonic-and-akihisa-hirata-to-unveil-model-solar-powered-cityscape-at-milan-design-week/
 ocean exploration: http://inhabitat.com/filmmaker-james-cameron-donates-the-deepsea-challenger-submarine-to-oceanographic-institution/
 wave: http://inhabitat.com/pacx-wave-powered-robots-set-world-distance-record-while-studying-the-ocean-health/
 Co.Exist: http://www.fastcoexist.com/1681747/these-autonomous-ocean-going-robot-boats-just-got-way-more-powerful#1
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