A mechanical engineer, robotics expert, and entrepreneur with vision and determination, Roger Hine founded Liquid Robotics in 2007 in cooperation with Jupiter Research Foundation. Roger is the primary inventor of the Liquid Robotics Wave Glider®. This disruptive technology, with its unique ability to convert wave energy into forward propulsion, is the world’s first energy independent autonomous marine robot that is changing the way the world monitors and explores our oceans. For this accomplishment he has been named by the World Economic Forum as a Technology Pioneer of 2013 and most recently accepted The Economist’s World Ocean Innovation Challenge recognizing his invention with the greatest promise to enable the Blue Economy.
Prior to forming Liquid Robotics, Roger directed robotics and automation technology development programs at a leading semiconductor equipment manufacturer, Asyst Technologies. Earlier in his career, Roger was a mechanical engineer at Hine Engineering.
Roger received his Bachelors of Arts in Economics from Wesleyan University and his Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University. An avid scuba diver, he enjoys mountain biking, skiing, working on aerial drones, spending time with his family, and swimming with his favorite Wave Gliders.