Stanford EE Computer Systems Colloquium

4:15PM, Wednesday, October 28, 2009
NEC Auditorium, Gates Computer Science Building B03

Wave Glider
An autonomous wave-powered sensor platform for ocean observation

Roger Hine
President & CEO, Liquid Robotics, Inc.
About the talk:

Oceans cover most of Earth's surface with an average depth of more than two miles. Placing observation equipment anywhere in this vast area is difficult and expensive, yet the oceans are as essential to humanity as the air we breathe. Understanding them requires detailed observation. Liquid Robotics' patented Wave Glider technology provides a new way to achieve this understanding.

OA unique two-part architecture and wing system directly converts wave motion into thrust. Solar panels provide electricity for sensor payloads. By continuously harvesting energy from the environment, Wave Gliders are able to travel long distances, hold station, and patrol vast areas without ever needing to refuel. This means Wave Gliders can travel to a distant area, collect data, and return for maintenance without ever requiring a ship to leave port.


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About the speaker:

Roger Hine, President & CEO, co-invented the Wave Glider technology and co-founded the company. Prior to Liquid Robotics, he directed automation and robotics technology development at Asyst Technologies.

Contact information:

Roger Hine
Liquid Robotics, Inc.
1901 Embarcadero Road, Ste. 108
Palo Alto, CA 94303
650 493-6308