The Proteus WAM-V: 100 ft long, 50 ft wide, 30-knot top speed, and the bottom of the pontoons sit just 16 inches under the surface

California's Marine Advanced Robotics has made considerable progress on its remarkable Wave-Adaptive Modular Vessel (WAM-V) since we first saw these wild spider-boats 16 years ago on a list of urban legends. Legends and photoshops they were not – indeed, the giant 100-ft Proteus laid the foundations for the smaller, smarter machines the company is making today.

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