A swimming robot made a 16,668 kilometer trip from San Fricisco to Australia. It broke a recod by going that far. It took over 1 year to make it to the destionation it was sopposed to go. Liquid Robotics was the company in charge of the project. The perpose of the Robot was to colect the tempature, salinity, and ecosystem of the Pacific ocean. The type of robot it was, was called PacX Wave Glider.
The Liquid Robotics company decided to call it Papa Mau after the late Micronesian navigator Pius “Mau” Piailug. He had a reputation to navigate through the seas without using the usial equpment.
This is not the only robot though. They still have 3 more of them. One is going to Australia and the other two a going to Japan. One of the two robots got dammeged so it has to go to Hawaii to get fixed.
This was a cool peice for me to right about. I thought it was a realy cool storry also. I would like to write about something like this again because I realy liked it.