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The Robots Roaming the High Seas

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Intelligent, indestructible and with no humans on board, these sailboats are plotting their own course through the waters of San Francisco Bay. If Richard Jenkins gets his way, soon there’ll be hundreds of them – trawling the oceans for data. Video by Victoria Blackburne-Daniell, David Nicholson ---------- Hello World is a Webby and Emmy-nominated video series from Bloomberg that invites the viewer to come on a journey across the globe to find the inventors, scientists and technologists shaping our future. Join journalist and best-selling author Ashlee Vance on a quest to find the freshest, weirdest tech creations and the beautiful freaks behind them. Watch more Hello World episodes: https://www.bloomberg.com/features/2016-hello-world/ Like this video? Subscribe to Bloomberg on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/Bloomberg?sub_confirmation=1 Bloomberg is the First Word in business news, delivering breaking news & analysis, up-to-the-minute market data, features, profiles and more: http://www.bloomberg.com Connect with us on... Twitter: https://twitter.com/business Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bloombergbusiness Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bloombergbusiness/
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Text Comments (401)
seems like a waste of money tbh
fixento (11 days ago)
"indestructible' there is no such work in the oceans vocabulary.
Daniel Danielsen (11 days ago)
Put a net on them and make them collect trash and dump it in a controlled area
Pat (12 days ago)
jennifer foulbrains (12 days ago)
Wow...I would love to break a record with an unmanned watercraft from Columbia to the US with 400 Kilos. (asking for a friend) lol
DikoMan (13 days ago)
The guy has money, the guy can do anything.
Oliver (15 days ago)
TRIPPLE JAY (21 days ago)
Wow sounds like fun job and company to have. What a great story.
newsgetsold (23 days ago)
Amazing. Wind and solar power and data gathering on the high seas.
ti inu (30 days ago)
Wow awesome.
Richard Jenkins (1 month ago)
I call BS because im Richard Jenkins
joe 90 (1 month ago)
Venus Reena (1 month ago)
did the buyers ask about payload?
Coco loves popcorn J (1 month ago)
nice have they passed by the huge plastic whirlpool in the pacific?
Coco loves popcorn J (1 month ago)
how about pirates n hijackers..
Dave Pawson (1 month ago)
Unidentified Floating Observatory.
Dave Pawson (1 month ago)
Don't let the cartels get a hold of one. Awesome plan though. Drones don't get seasick and kill whales under the guise of research.
Mosibfu (1 month ago)
there are thousands of things in space going around the world unmanned.. artifical moons...
ItsZander (1 month ago)
cool love sf companies cuz i live so close
monstercolorfun co (1 month ago)
Did he say: We are following the sharks to colombia and back again year round :D
Mr.Ruffy (1 month ago)
there is already a better sytem than this which actually has allready crossed the the atlantik
Kevin Liu (1 month ago)
Amazing, thanks!
John Brogan (1 month ago)
I'm looking for the solar wessels in Alameda
graydon pawlik (1 month ago)
These should be used for rescue! If someone is lost at sea, send 20 of them out with heat sensors.
J Shepard (16 days ago)
graydon pawlik Yeah, in 14 years they would complete the search area.
Oliver Wang (1 month ago)
Veranda Tales (1 month ago)
an emergency SOS comm function would make gilligan islanders happy
Sherman Levine (1 month ago)
Any left in San Francisco Bay...?
kurčina (1 month ago)
this is fake and earth is flat!
theAppleWizz (22 days ago)
sure go back to you mom basement
HONKEY KONG (1 month ago)
Can I ride one into battle?
Vablo 1 (1 month ago)
they should make a better model and send hundreds of them to scan the ocean floor
Dylan Taylor (2 months ago)
auto play got me again
elitehax (2 months ago)
This will never take off and if they do they'll all be trashed by running into a cargo ship or running ashore somewhere random and being stolen by south american gangs
theAppleWizz (22 days ago)
mmm why would it run ashore? they are completely autonomous using gps and running into cargo ship is a simple solution to that don't crosse know cargo r routes and simple camara detections of ship will allow them to not hit anyone
Justin Hall (2 months ago)
how many has china kidnapped?
Daniel Webb (2 months ago)
Only 7-8 months?
Damon Kraft (2 months ago)
Please do a follow up on this guy
Tahoe Jones (2 months ago)
Isaac Lockwood (2 months ago)
think how much disturbance this will cause to ecosystems and environments, not to mention opportunities for undetected international drug smuggling.
theAppleWizz (22 days ago)
wait what??????? it what fucking way they are no more then 10f by 6f how the fuck will that disturb the ecosystem when their is island size trash out there???
Krommandant (2 months ago)
Pretty cool design! I was wondering if there are other commercial applications for this? Maybe a larger scale model for eco-friendly tourism?
timber_beast (2 months ago)
straight outa Alameda
looks like a yeezy
Jack Gapes (2 months ago)
they should send one to the bermuda triangle and see what happens
theAppleWizz (22 days ago)
nothing that is the most traveled route in the world
mixed emotion (2 months ago)
You are being watched. Even in deep sea. 👓
RKA4 (2 months ago)
Its a great initiative...if we can know more about them then we can preserve those spots
André Borges (2 months ago)
as long as you pick them up from the ocean when they are no longer useful! sure be my guest
thehALomolov2 (2 months ago)
One problem... Isn't international waters outside everyone's jurisdiction, so they're no repercussions to deter people from destroying the drones...
theAppleWizz (22 days ago)
but why would they. and if they do. I'm sure they don't cost more then 50K each so no big deal
oSJme (2 months ago)
I wanted to write something about drug transport, scrolled down and saw many comments with the same thought :D
Stone (2 months ago)
why not trawling for trash?
DarqeDestroyer (2 months ago)
These would be perfect for smuggling stuff around the world. Put the drugs / guns / money / whatever inside it, take it down to some deserted stretch of beach and throw it in the sea, programmed to sail thousands of miles across an ocean to some other deserted stretch of beach where someone else is waiting to pick it up. And you know what? It'll happen. I mean, if I have thought of this, then other people will think of it too, epecially those who want to smuggle stuff. They will inevitably be used for that eventually. I mean, it's perfect, it would give them a way to smuggle stuff from pretty much anywhere to pretty much anywhere else, with practically zero risk of being caught.
Hayden Thring (2 months ago)
I've seen 2 of these this month in different Australian harbour's one with a smashed sail .
theAppleWizz (22 days ago)
interesting what part
Part Time (2 months ago)
Cutting sharks in half?
vonkuri a (3 months ago)
90 million dollar .. where the hell these investors came from ?
theAppleWizz (22 days ago)
do you know the company bird the electric scooters that are all over in different citys they have about 100million too there is alot of money in California
DAW PAWN SHOP (3 months ago)
jasper asis (3 months ago)
Omg people are so gullible... Always assuming innocent usage... Even with so called research the end result will be how can we exploit the f*ck out of this environment and have more babies in the process...
J Shepard (16 days ago)
Omg people are so cynical...
theAppleWizz (22 days ago)
mmm not really but ok whatever you think. This will lead to very accurate weather info
DJ S (3 months ago)
Hey, this great,. If im every lost at sea and one of these come's along. I'll hook my line to it.and be on my way . it will have too pass land or an large boat.
Samuel (3 months ago)
Yeah great more plastic in the ocean.
Dayna Silvey (3 months ago)
Very cool....thank you.
Someone needs to build something like that that would save a lot Harvest and utilize the Plastics that the tree huggers dumped in the ocean for fuel use plastic for fuel burn it in a gasification unit so there will be no black smoke or nasty smoke coming out just a little carbon dioxide in heat vapor which all the plants with love the little carbon dioxide see you there isn't much of it in the atmosphere and then it would be able to dump the biochar the stuff that wouldn't be burnt out in the microbes will eat that but other than that all the Plastics scooped up dried and burnt as fuel in a boat type vessel all automated all self contained so we can just let him go in the oceans and they harvest all the plastic in use it for fuel a hundred percent automated running 24/7
Tracy Greenwood (3 months ago)
Can these be used for search and rescue?
Cocoa Dog (3 months ago)
Great video.
Tim Zarraonandia (3 months ago)
Not once did he mention if it could withstand a shark bite
Fire log Gaming (3 months ago)
And that would be a bad thing why?
Z4ch Stro0 (3 months ago)
If these were used wide scale pirates would steal them
theAppleWizz (22 days ago)
for what??
w23857980 (3 months ago)
Some people have too much money.
theAppleWizz (22 days ago)
some people just don't understand how significant this is
Hoàng Văn An (3 months ago)
How did they bring it back?
fhhsvnggbh (3 months ago)
indestructible hey..... yeah no.
TRUTH SEEKER (3 months ago)
So do they navigate around a ship somehow????????????????????????
MeJoho (3 months ago)
It's great, but sad for people who want to cross the pacific ocean in a sailboat without seeing a single thing but waves.
theAppleWizz (22 days ago)
do you really think they will see them no not at all
Parker Wright (3 months ago)
looks like the famous mythbusters test site
Osmone Everony (3 months ago)
The things rich republicans do who don't know anymore where to put their money. smh
J Shepard (16 days ago)
Osmone Everony He strikes you as a Republican?!
Scott Mcdonald (3 months ago)
Snarky (3 months ago)
Seems like you could scale them up and revolutionize shipping.
ØRJAN BRÅTHEN (3 months ago)
ØRJAN BRÅTHEN (3 months ago)
kropf leuchtenfuß (3 months ago)
This is so cool👍 Such should spread ten times more then all the religious crap. He is Jack Cousteau 2.0👏🏻
Videokidmaker (3 months ago)
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Alaric (3 months ago)
this is really cool
Tony A (3 months ago)
Target practice, yeah!
Sean Rolyat (3 months ago)
Just we need, more crap to clutter up the waterways. I boat to escape this kind of crap. Now they want to take that away too. Were slowly becoming slaves to the machines.
theAppleWizz (22 days ago)
wow what a moron.
Tail finz (3 months ago)
how do they get internet
Milton Monnin (3 months ago)
Fun stuff to shoot at from your yacht
Brunz M (4 months ago)
And then there's a huge increase in beached whales and "no-one" knows why....
theAppleWizz (22 days ago)
in what world would this be the cause
Yiran&Sam Heathcote (4 months ago)
now build submarine drones
Silence Dogood (4 months ago)
Great job...Now all the drug cartels will have them...dumbass!
Dadson worldwide (4 months ago)
This gets kinda scary. I just wonder how well we can defend the air and sea. Is it possible to defend against small scale drones.
Kevin Chamberlain (4 months ago)
This is a con to shore up the dying spinning ball earth scam.
Capt. George (4 months ago)
It will be fun running them down. LOL
Cal G (4 months ago)
with a fleet we can have ocean wide wifi!
Alex Povolotski (4 months ago)
I see multiple military applications.
STRIX MINING (4 months ago)
I love when money spend to understand earth rather than March or out side universe
michael soweto (4 months ago)
May I ask, for what purpose?
theAppleWizz (22 days ago)
lot of whether information etc
bcubed72 (4 months ago)
There's a guy in Botogta that wants to hire him...
vali grad (4 months ago)
awesome ideea !
Deon Van der Westhuizen (4 months ago)
If they ever make it over to Africa, they will be smashed for scrap metal in seconds.
Pat Ribbing (4 months ago)
medic supply, food, clean drinking water, send it back for a re-supply. send me a 6 pack and some shark bait :)
Pat Ribbing (4 months ago)
where do I sign up?
Lakshan De Silva (4 months ago)
Awesome 👍
Dan Lazar (4 months ago)
Brilliant technology
BiketripsETC (4 months ago)
Can they avoid obstacles?
Fly Beep (4 months ago)
Gotta catch me one of those for my boat collection.
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