He lay on the wooden deck of the small craft gazing up at the relentless sun. The hunger gnawed at his stomach. Carefully he sat upright and took a reading from the power cells. Hopefully it would be enough. He flicked the switch that sent the power into the ocean below. A few seconds passed before he saw the first fish float to the surface. Greedily he leaned out to pull it on board. After collecting several fish he wiped clean the surface of the solar cell array, careful not to cause any damage. He wondered how many more days it would be before the machinery on the underside of the craft would deliver him to land.
Liquid Robotics has announce that three of their fleet of four Wave Glider ocean-going robot ships have completed thier journey from San Francisco to Hawaii. The 3,200 mile trip sets a new record for the distance travelled by unmanned wave-powered craft. The craft will be cleaned and the scientific equipment checked before they continue their trip across the Pacific.