Brief Update on Wave Gliders

Recently, I wrote an article about the Wave Gliders made by Liquid Robotics, and here’s a brief update with its interaction with Hurricane Sandy.

As many of you may know, Hurricane Sandy has been destroying much of the East Coast of the US. It has been ripping up trees and destroying internet connections, and hurting many people, and our hearts go out to them. But what about the watercraft that are in the hurricane itself?

Well, one Wave Glider called Mercury has survived. It can autonomously use wave motion, and it rode out winds of up to 81 mph (130 km/hr) near the coast of New Jersey. This is incredible considering the impact of the hurricane, and also more proof that the Wave Gliders are robust enough to survive natural disasters to continue monitoring the vast seas.

For more info, you can check out Wave Glider Survives Hurricane Sandy

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