By Russell McLendon
August 20, 2012
The 25th annual Shark Week may be wrapping up, but things are just getting started for a robot in the eastern Pacific Ocean. Recently deployed by researchers at Stanford University, the unmanned Wave Glider robot will spend its career heeding the famous advice of “30 Rock’s” Tracy Jordan: “Live every week like it’s Shark Week.”
The self-propelled, solar-powered robot was released from the U.S. coast near San Francisco, where Stanford scientists say it will join “an arsenal of ocean-observing technologies” that spy on great white sharks and other sea creatures in real time.