Liquid Robotics is a well-funded startup company that has developed an entirely new type of unmanned autonomous robotic marine vehicle with wide-ranging applications. Drawing all of its energy from the environment, the Wave Glider platform revolutionizes ocean monitoring, data collection and communications.
With the unique ability to directly convert wave energy into thrust, these vehicles can operate autonomously for indefinite periods in areas that cover the majority of the Earth’s oceans. This introduces a transformational technology to address the rapidly growing ocean data market, and will allow Liquid Robotics to provide a large Data as a Service (DaaS) cloud to governments and scientists, as well various commercial industries.
Wave Gliders are currently in production with a wide range of customers in the defense, intelligence, energy, shipping, communications, scientific, fisheries, and environmental markets. Successful missions in these industries have proven that the Wave Glider is the first platform to offer a persistent ocean presence for years at a time, which is changing the economics of ocean operations. Liquid Robotics received the Wall Street Journal 2010 Technology Innovation Award for Robotics and has been featured in the New York Times, Reuters and Businessweek.
Liquid Robotics is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA with test and development operations on the Kohala coast of the Big Island of Hawaii.