A mechanical engineer, robotics expert and entrepreneur with vision and determination, Roger Hine invented and patented the ability to convert wave energy into forward propulsion. This disruptive technology produced the Liquid Robotics Wave Glider, a wave-powered, long-endurance autonomous marine robot that is changing the way the world monitors and explores the oceans.
As co-founder of Liquid Robotics, Mr Hine has led the company from initial concept to one recognised as one of the world’s most innovative companies. The most notable awards are the World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer (2013) and The Economist’s inaugural Ocean Innovation Challenge for the most innovative technology fostering the blue economy (2015).
Prior to forming Liquid Robotics, he directed robotics and automation technology development programmes at Asyst Technologies, a semiconductor equipment manufacturer.
Mr Hine received his bachelor of arts in economics from Wesleyan University and his master of science in mechanical engineering from Stanford University.
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