Liquid Robotics (3)

Liquid RoboticsLiquid Robotics has raised a $22 million series d investment, led by VantagePoint Capital Partners. Based in Hawaii and California, the organization tends to make wave-powered, marine drones that are remote controlled by satellite, and capable of roaming the seas unmanned to gather environmental and defense-connected information.

Liquid Robotics’ product, a Wave Glider, is about the size of a surfboard. Working with a wave-primarily based propulsion technique and two solar panels to fuel its computers, the robots travel gradually over the ocean, recording information. The sensor information is crunched onboard by low-power cellphone chips, and then shipped by satellite or cellphone to large onshore computers that do complex analysis.

A proprietary, cloud-primarily based operating technique, named Regulus, powers the SV3’s computer systems, thanks to a Linux-Java combination. (James Gosling, Java’s inventor, is Liquid Robotics’ chief software architect) That helps the glider operate in an autonomous mode, even though maintaining a robotic eye out for unusual ships or the acoustic signals of torpedos and submarines — information it can wirelessly ping to Navy ships. Taken off autonomous mode, the glider can be steered remotely thanks to an app loadable onto smartphones, tablets and laptops. It’s essentially a floating data center,” Joss says.

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