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Liquid Robotics designs and manufactures the Wave Glider, the first wave and solar powered unmanned ocean robot. With our partners, we address many of the planet’s greatest challenges, by transforming how to assess, monitor, and protect the ocean. We solve critical problems for defense, commercial, and science customers.

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Press Releases

Liquid Robotics Announces Newest Wave Glider Platform for Operational Efficiency and Performance

September 10, 2019

Liquid Robotics, the leader in long-duration unmanned surface vehicles, is introducing its newest Wave Glider today, featuring advancements to shoreside operations and in-water performance enabling customers to mobilize, deploy and operate fleets of vehicles more efficiently. “Over the years our customers’ missions have grown in complexity and scale, operating in one of the most challenging […]

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Wave Gliders Collect Live Ocean Data from Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano Lava Flow

June 25, 2018

Liquid Robotics announces the deployment of two Wave Gliders, autonomous ocean robots, to capture live ocean data close to where lava is flowing into the ocean from Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano. By using this unmanned technology, scientists have the rare opportunity to study the effects of the lava entering the ocean, the plume it creates and […]

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Top Oceanographers Select Wave Gliders to Study Arctic and Southern Oceans

June 5, 2018

Top oceanographers from Scripps Institution of Oceanography (Scripps) and the Applied Physics Laboratory of the University of Washington (APL-UW) have selected Wave Gliders, the most experienced, long duration ocean robots, as their sensor platform to conduct advanced scientific research in the most inhospitable and remote regions of the Arctic and Southern Oceans. Using Liquid Robotics […]

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Published Research

Impacts of urban carbon dioxide emissions on sea-air flux and ocean acidification in nearshore waters

Devon Northcott, Jeff Sevadjian, Diego A. Sancho-Gallegos, Chris Wahl, Jules Friederich, and Francisco P. Chavez

Temporal variation in the structure and location of dynamic ocean features make them challenging to observe. Beyond requiring sufficient persistence and speed of the sensor platform, effective observation is augmented by autonomous feature detection coupled with adaptive localization of mapping effort. These capabilities enable observations to remain localized within […]

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Autonomous tracking of an oceanic thermal front by a Wave Glider

Yanwu Zhang, Carlos Rueda, Brian Kieft, John P. Ryan, Christopher Wahl, Thomas C. O’Reilly, Thom Maughan, and Francisco P. Chavez

Temporal variation in the structure and location of dynamic ocean features make them challenging to observe. Beyond requiring sufficient persistence and speed of the sensor platform, effective observation is augmented by autonomous feature detection coupled with adaptive localization of mapping effort. These capabilities enable observations to remain localized within […]

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Optimal path shape for range-only underwater target localization using a Wave Glider

Masmitja, Ivan, Spartacus Gomariz, Joaquin Del-Rio, Brian Kieft, Tom O’Reilly, Pierre-Jean Bouvet, and Jacopo Aguzzi

Underwater localization using acoustic signals is one of the main components in a navigation system for an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) as a more accurate alternative to dead-reckoning techniques. Although different methods based on the idea of multiple beacons have been studied, other approaches use only one beacon, which […]

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