Schlumberger backs a different ‘open ocean'

Liquid Robotics floats open source software development for its Wave Glider ocean robot.

Sunnyvale, California-based Liquid Robotics has announced an ‘open oceans partner program’ to accelerate the creation, integration and deployment of new technologies and applications for unmanned ocean systems. With backing from strategic partner for the oil and gas vertical Schlumberger, Liquid Robotics is adding functionality to Wave Glider, claimed to be the world’s first wave and solar powered ocean robot.

The program includes a suite of open integration and development tools, web services and an API for the Linux/Java-based operating environment and scalable IP backplane for unmanned maritime systems. Liquid Robotics CEO Gary Gysin said, ‘We are at the forefront of a technology revolution for the ocean. We are bringing the open systems, rapid innovation model of Silicon Valley to a maritime world of special purpose systems.’ More from Liquid Robotics.

This article originally appeared in Oil IT Journal 2015 Issue # 5.

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