A Fleet of Sailing Robots Sets Out To Quantify the Oceans

pacopico writes: A start-up in California called Saildrone has built a fleet of robotic sailboats that are gathering tons of data about the oceans. The saildrones rely on a hard, carbon-fiber sail to catch wind, and solar panels to power all of their electronics and sensors. “Each drone carries at least $ 100,000 of electronics, batteries, and relat…
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