Surfing big waves

One of the interesting sensors is the Datawell MOSE-G wave sensor, which calculates, among other things, the height of the waves that the robot is traveling through. The image shows the latest data from the shakedown cruise. There are some data dropouts (don't ask!) but if you look closely at the data you'll see some 6 meter (20ish feet!) waves on the way down to Monterey. Their course through the ocean didn't even wiggle. There are supposed to be some storms coming up this week, should be entertaining. The 'bots will probably just say "Yippee!"
November 21, 2011