Admiral Sir George Zambellas, a Former First Sea Lord of the British Royal Navy, is to join Liquid Robotics’ Strategic Advisory Board.
Liquid Robotics, a Boeing company, designs and manufactures the Wave Glider, the first wave and solar powered unmanned ocean robots.
Sir George Zambellas is regarded as a champion of technological innovation and a pioneer of unmanned systems in maritime operations. He has led the exploitation of autonomous systems for naval operations. As the First Sea Lord, he was the force behind Unmanned Warrior 2016. This was the first multi-national exercise of a real-life, large-scale interoperability of unmanned and autonomous systems.
It was during this exercise when Boeing and Liquid Robotics first demonstrated that a network of persistent USVs were able to detect, track and report a live submarine in a naval demonstration.
The Admiral said: “I’m delighted to be able to support Liquid Robotics. This responsibility will hit the sweet spot for me, combining deceptively advanced technology with extraordinary development potential, in the challenging underwater domain but with access to land, air and space, in a product range with global reach and global relevance – run by a small committed team.”
President and CEO of Liquid Robotics Gary Gysin said: “We are honoured to be welcoming Sir George Zambellas to our Strategic Advisory Board. We’ve admired Sir George’s leadership in challenging the world’s navies to think differently, to use advanced technologies, and unmanned systems to advance naval superiority. His expertise will be invaluable as we work towards creating a seafloor to space network to monitor our ocean environment and its threats.”