Battlespace Awareness: The Navy’s Unmanned Systems Measure the Oceans for the Fleet
Seapower Magazine, May 8, 2018
It comes as no surprise that the Navy measures the characteristics of the world’s oceans, but it may surprise that the Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command (NMETOC) is the service’s largest user of unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs), deploying them to collect data not only for research but also to directly inform warfighters about the environment in which they operate.
Video: Gary Gysin on Integration, the Wave Glider, Making Silicon Valley More Competitive
Defense & Aerospace Report, April 24, 2018
In this interview, Gary Gysin discusses efforts to integrate Liquid Robotics own technologies with others from elsewhere within the Boeing ecosystem and the US Navy to create a transparent oceans architecture, the advantages of the Wave Glider unmanned surface vehicle’s new copper-composite coating, how we should think about other countries’ artificial intelligence and autonomous-system capabilities, how Silicon Valley can become technologically superior to China and more during an April 2018 interview with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian at the 2018 Sea-Air-Space Symposium near Washington.
SAS2018: Liquid Robotics Increasing Platform Rigor
Mönch Publishing Group, April 11, 2018
Here’s one instance in the unmanned system maritime domain, of an original equipment manufacturer and its military customer taking their in-service platforms to heretofore, higher standards of operational performance. Liquid Robotics, a Boeing company, is boldly advancing the technology baseline for its Wave Glider platform.
Liquid Robotics Engineering the ‘Digital Ocean’
Seapower Magazine, April 9, 2018
With the proliferation of the internet of things on land, the floodgates are opening for the “digital ocean” — a concept at maritime robotics company Liquid Robotics that will soon feed data ashore on the maritime environment.
Robot Microscopes Demistify Plankton, the Sea’s Most Vital Residents
Wired, March 22, 2018
Over at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, scientists are working on a more mobile platform for monitoring plankton: the Wave Glider. Think of it like a very expensive surfboard, loaded with solar-powered instruments.
What Lies Beneath: Bridging the Gap Between Ocean Science Technology and the Naval Community
Ocean News & Technology, March 21, 2018
“… Creating an effective understanding of the maritime environment requires persistent long endurance systems with sensors and open mission systems integrated architectures that operate from below the sea right into space. Imagine the possibilities afforded by hundreds of self-powered underwater drones like the Wave Glider developed by Boeing-owned firm Liquid Robotics that can operate unattended for months transmitting data via satellite. ”
Japan Coast Guard Expands Wave Glider Fleet
Subsea World News, March 9, 2018
The Japan Coast Guard (JCG) has expanded its unmanned ocean observation fleet of Wave Gliders to the 9th Regional District, headquartered in Niigata, Japan. This growth is part of JCG’s multi-year, ocean monitoring program to provide situational awareness of ocean currents, wave activity, and weather along Japan’s coastlines.
Listening for Humpback Songs Across the Open Ocean
Pacific Standard, February 26, 2018
Researchers are hoping to discover new travel routes of the Pacific humpback by utilizing a robot that monitors their unique means of long-distance communication. The robot left the Big Island of Hawaii on January 15th, slowly sailing toward Mexico and on the prowl for humpback whales rarely seen on the high seas. On Tuesday, the seafaring bot named Europa arrived at the first seamount, an underwater mountain in the vast open ocean of the western Pacific, about halfway to its destination. But there have been no confirmed signs of whales so far.
Whale of a Journey: Robot Searches for Elusive Humpbacks on High Seas
Oceans Deeply, February 22, 2018
A Wave Glider named Europa is slowly crossing the Pacific, listening for whale songs. If the robot finds evidence that humpbacks congregate in the remote open ocean, it could help scientists protect endangered populations of the marine mammal.
5 Questions to Gary Gysin, Liquid Robotics
Hydro International, January 30, 2018
Gary Gysin is the president and CEO of Liquid Robotics, a Boeing company. He is an innovative executive with a reputation for transforming start-ups into global businesses. His company is fundamentally changing the way the world collects and monitors ocean data through the innovative use of ocean robots. Hydro International recently sat down with Gary to ask him a few questions.
The Agency That Helped Create the Internet Now Wants to Wire the Ocean
Oceans Deeply, January 23, 2018
DARPA, the U.S. military’s R&D arm, is seeking proposals to deploy as many as 50,000 low-cost sensors across the ocean to gather data on marine conditions, but scientists say that the plan poses a significant technological challenge.
Next Generation Wave Glider: Liquid Robotics’ Mission Enabler
MILTECH, Monch Publishing Group, January 10, 2018
It’s been a fast-paced and busy year for Liquid Robotics, a Boeing company, according to Don Jagoe, Senior Director for Business Development in the Sales for US National Security division at Liquid Robotics. While it has been just more than one year (December 2016) since Liquid Robotics became part of the Boeing family, the company continues to advance its efforts to provide the US Navy and other maritime customers with highly refined autonomous solutions for common missions.
Year in Review: 2017
Offshore Engineer, December 27, 2017
Taking a look back on the year that was 2017, our OEdigital.com website’s most popular stories pretty much tell everything you need to know. While the industry is still adjusting to the downturn, the bright spots are few, but significant. There were record setting lifts, major discoveries, and major fields fast-tracked and brought online early. And yes, while there were many asset sales, bankruptcies and mergers again this year, a sudden slew of PDOs (plan for development and operation) submitted in Norway gives a tangible sign of the potential for an upturn in activity in 2018. Without further ado, here are OE’s most popular online stories of 2017, followed by OE’s most popular print magazine articles (long-reads) of 2017.
4 Ways Robots Will Lead Ocean Exploration
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), November 27, 2017
Space was once referred to as the “final frontier.” But there remains a frontier on Earth: The oceans. There is still much to explore in the depths of the world’s oceans, and resources that may change the world. Energy, valuable metals, and food are just some of the resources that the oceans could help provide as technology grows. Robots will be playing a key role in ocean exploration and here are four ways they’ll be doing it.
Researchers Set out to Study the Southern Ocean
Marine Technology News, November 20, 2017
A team from Newcastle University has arrived in Antarctica this week as part of a major new research project to measure the rate of uptake of heat and CO2 in the Southern Ocean. Dr. Miguel Morales Maqueda, Alicia Mountford and Liam Rogerson from Newcastle University have joined the ORCHESTRA research project (Ocean Regulation of Climate by Heat and Carbon Sequestration and Transports) to carry out sea surface measurements using a Wave Glider.
Underwater network hunts for mysterious slow quakes
Science Magazine, November 1, 2017
On a dimly lit loading dock at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in Mexico City, geophysicist Víctor Cruz-Atienza heaves the lid off a wooden crate to reveal a device that could help solve a geophysical mystery. Peeking through the packing material is the yellow body of a Wave Glider, an aquatic drone that’s the size and shape of a chunky surfboard with underwater wings and that can trace programmed paths across the ocean’s surface.
The surfing robot helping to save the Great Barrier Reef
ComputerWorld, October 12, 2017
An autonomous floating robot packed with sensors has been deployed to monitor the waters surrounding the Great Barrier Reef. The vehicle – called the Wave Glider – recently completed a seven-day, 200 nautical mile trial voyage of the central reef, to collect data for the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS).
Autonomous Systems Hold the Key
Offshore Engineer, October 1, 2017
Sean Halpin, of Liquid Robotics, shares the benefits awaiting the offshore oil and gas industry if it could only speed up implementation of digital oilfield technologies.
The Digital Oilfield is the transformation of sensors and structures communicating in real time, autonomously, and aided (and even potentially controlled) by artificial intelligence. The allure of instrumenting, recording, warehousing, analyzing and acting on the vast amounts of information available from an operating oilfield is certainly tempting and transformative.