Ocean robot finishes 10,000-mile voyage, sets record

12/7/2012 | Forbes

Liquid Robotics confirmed that ocean-going robot Papa Mau completed a record-setting journey from San Francisco to Australia when the company picked it up off the coast of Queensland on Nov. 20. The surfboard-sized robot survived threats from sharks, storms and 25-foot surf that it encountered over more than 10,000 miles. The company also said the vehicle's sun-powered sensor arrays gathered terabytes of data about atmospheric and ocean conditions.

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