"Our world makes progress through the invention of simple, yet game-changing technologies. Liquid Robotics is one of these game-changers."

- Dr. Marv Langston, former deputy assistant secretary of defense, USDOD

Converting wave motion to propulsion

Wave motion is greatest at the water’s surface, decreasing rapidly with increasing depth. The Wave Glider’s unique two-part architecture exploits this difference in motion to provide forward propulsion.

A little bit of extra get-up-and-go.

The Wave Glider SV3 leverages the design principle of the highly successful Wave Glider SV2 platform, while adding a hybrid power and propulsion system that uses both wave-powered and stored solar energy to navigate challenging ocean conditions (doldrums, high currents, and hurricanes/cyclones) in which it was previously too challenging or costly to operate.

The Wave Glider SV3’s auxiliary vectored thruster is used for extra speed to address difficult ocean conditions, or to quickly accommodate changes in mission operations.

Drones Come to the High Seas

CNN Money

April 11, 2013

Where data is concerned -- that is, where usable, potentially profitable data -- the world's oceans are somewhat akin to black holes...

Cleantech 100 Case Study

The Guardian

October 9, 2013

Manned ocean exploration is dangerous and expensive, so Liquid Robotics created an emission-free robot to survey the sea for government and commercial customers...

Bright Ideas for a Brighter Future

Time Magazine

September 11, 2012

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Patents

Liquid Robotics holds 5 U.S. and 14 foreign patents relating to its technology. These include:

Chile (48.628); China (2011 101405179); Egypt (25194); Indonesia (P0027767); Israel (192828); Japan (2009533257); New Zealand (570562 and 592743); Singapore (144487); South Africa (200806769); United States (7,371,136; 7,641,524; 8,043,133 and 8,287,323).

Additional U.S. and non-U.S. patent applications pending.