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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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joe 90 (2 days ago)
Venus Reena (3 days ago)
did the buyers ask about payload?
Coco loves popcorn J (3 days ago)
nice have they passed by the huge plastic whirlpool in the pacific?
Coco loves popcorn J (3 days ago)
how about pirates n hijackers..
Dave Pawson (4 days ago)
Unidentified Floating Observatory.
Dave Pawson (4 days 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 (5 days ago)
there are thousands of things in space going around the world unmanned.. artifical moons...
ItsZander (7 days ago)
cool love sf companies cuz i live so close
monstercolorfun co (9 days ago)
Did he say: We are following the sharks to colombia and back again year round :D
Mr.Ruffy (9 days ago)
there is already a better sytem than this which actually has allready crossed the the atlantik
Kevin Liu (11 days ago)
Amazing, thanks!
John Brogan (13 days ago)
I'm looking for the solar wessels in Alameda
graydon pawlik (15 days ago)
These should be used for rescue! If someone is lost at sea, send 20 of them out with heat sensors.
Oliver Wang (15 days ago)
Veranda Tales (16 days ago)
an emergency SOS comm function would make gilligan islanders happy
Sherman Levine (17 days ago)
Any left in San Francisco Bay...?
kurčina (20 days ago)
this is fake and earth is flat!
HONKEY KONG (21 days ago)
Can I ride one into battle?
Vablo 1 (21 days ago)
they should make a better model and send hundreds of them to scan the ocean floor
Dylan Taylor (24 days ago)
auto play got me again
elitehax (1 month 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
Justin Hall (1 month ago)
how many has china kidnapped?
Daniel Webb (1 month ago)
Only 7-8 months?
Damon Kraft (1 month ago)
Please do a follow up on this guy
Tahoe Jones (1 month ago)
Isaac Lockwood (1 month ago)
think how much disturbance this will cause to ecosystems and environments, not to mention opportunities for undetected international drug smuggling.
Krommandant (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
straight outa Alameda
looks like a yeezy
Jack Gapes (1 month ago)
they should send one to the bermuda triangle and see what happens
mixed emotion (1 month ago)
You are being watched. Even in deep sea. 👓
RKA4 (1 month ago)
Its a great initiative...if we can know more about them then we can preserve those spots
André Borges (1 month ago)
as long as you pick them up from the ocean when they are no longer useful! sure be my guest
thehALomolov2 (1 month ago)
One problem... Isn't international waters outside everyone's jurisdiction, so they're no repercussions to deter people from destroying the drones...
oSJme (1 month ago)
I wanted to write something about drug transport, scrolled down and saw many comments with the same thought :D
Stone (1 month ago)
why not trawling for trash?
DarqeDestroyer (1 month 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.
LiNERROR (1 month ago)
After the Honey Badger reference, I love this guy.
Hayden Thring (1 month ago)
I've seen 2 of these this month in different Australian harbour's one with a smashed sail .
Part Time (1 month ago)
Cutting sharks in half?
vonkuri a (1 month ago)
90 million dollar .. where the hell these investors came from ?
DAW PAWN SHOP (2 months ago)
jasper asis (2 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...
DJ S (2 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 (2 months ago)
Yeah great more plastic in the ocean.
Dayna Silvey (2 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 (2 months ago)
Can these be used for search and rescue?
Cocoa Dog (2 months ago)
Great video.
Tim Zarraonandia (2 months ago)
Not once did he mention if it could withstand a shark bite
Fire log Gaming (2 months ago)
And that would be a bad thing why?
Z4ch Stro0 (2 months ago)
If these were used wide scale pirates would steal them
w23857980 (2 months ago)
Some people have too much money.
Hoàng Văn An (2 months ago)
How did they bring it back?
fhhsvnggbh (2 months ago)
indestructible hey..... yeah no.
TRUTH SEEKER (2 months ago)
So do they navigate around a ship somehow????????????????????????
MeJoho (2 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.
Parker Wright (2 months ago)
looks like the famous mythbusters test site
Osmone Everony (2 months ago)
The things rich republicans do who don't know anymore where to put their money. smh
Scott Mcdonald (2 months ago)
Snarky (2 months ago)
Seems like you could scale them up and revolutionize shipping.
ØRJAN BRÅTHEN (2 months ago)
ØRJAN BRÅTHEN (2 months ago)
kropf leuchtenfuß (2 months ago)
This is so cool👍 Such should spread ten times more then all the religious crap. He is Jack Cousteau 2.0👏🏻
Videokidmaker (2 months ago)
SDS Venture SDS Explorer SDS Sailor SDS Jenkins SDS Discoverer
Alaric (2 months ago)
this is really cool
Tony A (2 months ago)
Target practice, yeah!
Sean Rolyat (2 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.
Tail finz (2 months ago)
how do they get internet
Milton Monnin (2 months ago)
Fun stuff to shoot at from your yacht
Brunz M (2 months ago)
And then there's a huge increase in beached whales and "no-one" knows why....
Yiran&Sam Heathcote (2 months ago)
now build submarine drones
Silence Dogood (2 months ago)
Great job...Now all the drug cartels will have them...dumbass!
Dadson worldwide (2 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 (2 months ago)
This is a con to shore up the dying spinning ball earth scam.
Capt. George (2 months ago)
It will be fun running them down. LOL
Cal G (2 months ago)
with a fleet we can have ocean wide wifi!
Alex Povolotski (2 months ago)
I see multiple military applications.
STRIX MINING (2 months ago)
I love when money spend to understand earth rather than March or out side universe
michael soweto (2 months ago)
May I ask, for what purpose?
bcubed72 (2 months ago)
There's a guy in Botogta that wants to hire him...
vali grad (2 months ago)
awesome ideea !
Deon Van der Westhuizen (2 months ago)
If they ever make it over to Africa, they will be smashed for scrap metal in seconds.
Pat Ribbing (2 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 (2 months ago)
where do I sign up?
Lakshan De Silva (2 months ago)
Awesome 👍
Dan Lazar (2 months ago)
Brilliant technology
BiketripsETC (2 months ago)
Can they avoid obstacles?
Fly Beep (2 months ago)
Gotta catch me one of those for my boat collection.
elon musk tryhard wannabe
Money well spent. Thank you!
Bill L (2 months ago)
Sharks go where to food is. Does it really take a Phd. to figure this out?
rainmechanic (2 months ago)
I'm sure he secured the same "Investors' that gave Zuckerberg, Google, and a plethora of other Silicon Valley Data Collecting Companies their startup capital.. CIA, NSA, Dark Permenent State, ect.. These will be utilized to surveil the worlds oceans and will most likely be placed just outside the most well traveled trade shipping routes. More sensors will likely be added in the future or were not mentioned due to classified nature... Bozo's thumbing this up because many have spent the majority of their conscious existence in the post 9/11 Prison Planet USA... " Its like super advanced technology, it has to be great, Drones make us safer.. Right?"
Dave Smith (2 months ago)
There are already weird robots trawling the oceans. A guy filmed one passing under his sailboat (moving just below the surface, presumably to minimize detection). Anyone know anything about them? Who made them? What they're doing out there? Someone said they might be Chinese with a military purpose, then another rumor says they might be part of the chemtrails project.
Sold to be Diers (2 months ago)
Somali Pirate Proof? Might be instrumental in finding "Nessie". 52218
Khamomil (2 months ago)
More junk in the oceans, like there's not enough plastic already. What does it matter what sharks do at the "café"? No doubt these drones can get a lot of data but do we really need it? What sailor will enjoy the sight of a drone while he's contemplating the waves? People should stop worshipping technology.
Noel (1 month ago)
The sharks might be dealing drugs !
Matthew Jenkinson (2 months ago)
Khamomil, 25 watt bulb? Rookie, I can light three rooms for that with LED's. And chemtrails and HAARP, etc? BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAA!
Videokidmaker (2 months ago)
The information that these unmanned vessels can give us are very valuable because we know so little about our oceans. It is not junk because as Jenkins said they have been sailing for four years and not a scratch.
Dozer1642 (2 months ago)
Khamomil, me too.
Khamomil (2 months ago)
Toilet paper is not plastic, it rots and disappears. I don't own a car. I don't believe any climate issue is caused by humankind except chemtrails, HAARP and other weather mod techniques. I never owned a TV set and am 65. When I'm at my computer at night the only light burning is a 25 watt bulb. Some people actually practice what they advocate.
Rocco's Modern Lifestyle (2 months ago)
I can only imagine someday someone lost at sea will be saved by one of these guys
Samual Whittemore (2 months ago)
It looks like the Navy's trimaran drone that they used to base out of San Francisco...except a lot smaller. Their drone was 50 feet long.
Christopher Webber (2 months ago)
Interesting video.  I thought he was going to say they would send it out to the Pacific gyre and study the rubbish collecting there.  That aircraft hanger looks like the one used on Mythbusters - so they can't use that site any more if they were to continue the series?
michael marquis (2 months ago)
should have something like this to clean up plastic and debris in the ocean

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