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2014-04-09 23:27:08

Liquid Robotics and Ultra Electronics USSI today announced the joint development of a revolutionary and cost effective surveillance system for the global maritime security market. This new product leverages the Liquid Robotics Wave Glider, the world’s first wave powered ocean robot, with Ultra Electronics USSI’s state of the art acoustic sensing and signal processing to provide a persistent, best-of-breed, surveillance capability. Sunnyvale, CA and Columbia City, IN (PRWEB) April 09,...

Liquid Robots Unveils Newest Unmanned Wave Glider
2013-04-08 10:50:38

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Last December, the Liquid Robotics PacX Wave Glider robot set a world record after autonomously traversing 9,000 nautical miles across the Pacific Ocean. Today, the Silicon Valley startup is announcing a new line of Wave Glider robots propelled by waves and solar power. The Wave Glider SV3 is the world´s first unmanned ocean robot to use this kind of hybrid technology, according to an official statement from the company....

Robot Sets Guinness World Record With 9,000-Mile Swim
2012-12-05 13:28:08

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online In another tale of robots being used to complete the work once performed by humans and animals, one autonomous bot has just set a Guinness world record after traveling 9,000 nautical miles across the wide open Pacific Ocean. While setting a world record is a fine achievement, the creators of this robot, a Silicon Valley startup called Liquid Robotics, have said their main goal was to collect huge amounts of data about the...

2011-06-07 06:00:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif. and KAMUELA, Hawaii, June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Liquid Robotics(®), developer of the award-winning Wave Glider(®) self-powered hybrid sea-surface/underwater robotic vehicle, and cloud-based data service provider, has closed a Series D $22 million financing round led by VantagePoint Capital Partners, the company's first institutional investor, together with participation by oilfield services provider Schlumberger. The company has...

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'