Liquid Robotics has announced the formation of its new wholly owned subsidiary, Liquid Robotics Federal, LLC. An ocean data services provider, Liquid Robotics is the creator of Wave Glider, the first wave-powered, autonomous marine robot.
The new subsidiary will be handled by Grant Palmer, a 32-year C4ISR technology market veteran and former Division president in U.S. Defense and National Security sectors. Appointed as the SVP of the company, Palmer has extensive experience in the U.S. Defense and National Security sectors, as well as International Commercial/Military sectors.
"By standing up the Federal Subsidiary, Liquid Robotics will be able to dedicate additional resources and engineering talent necessary to address the full breadth of emerging robotic missions that Wave Glider technology offers to the Federal Government market," said Marv Langston, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, US DoD; and former Deputy Secretary of the Navy, Space and Electronic Warfare.
Liquid Robotics began its operations as a joint venture between Jupiter Research Foundation and Roger Hine to develop an unmoored, station-keeping data buoy for monitoring humpback whales. The company’s flagship product, Wave Gliders is able to travel long distances, hold station, and monitor vast areas without ever needing to refuel. A unique two-part architecture and wing system directly converts wave motion into thrust, and solar panels provide electricity for sensor payloads. This means that Wave Gliders can travel to a distant area, collect data, and return for maintenance without ever requiring a ship to leave port.
"Across the Government we are experiencing heightened demand and interest in the Wave Glider's long endurance and persistent surveillance, communications, and advanced capabilities," said Bill Vass, CEO of Liquid Robotics.
"Establishing a dedicated federal subsidiary and attracting as accomplished a government market executive as Grant Palmer, provides the right infrastructure and the right leader, at the right time to address the growing demands of the U.S. government to monitor and protect America's maritime security interests and enable advanced scientific missions," he added.
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Edited by Brooke Neuman