Self-driving boats will be tested on Amsterdam's canals next year

04/10/16

Last month, the Amsterdam Institute for Metropolitan Solutions (AMS) announced a new, five-year research initiative to explore the possible functions of self-driving floating robot vehicles. The project is called Roboat and is carrying out by scientists from MIT, Delft University of Technology and Wageningen University and Research in order to create first prototype of robo-vehicles as well as possible commercial applications for them. The program received $27 million in funding and the aim is to develop autonomous boat that could be used as temporary bridges or public transport. Furthermore Roboat project will also allow to measure the ebb and flow of diseases due to putting sensors inside sewer system. Researchers are also partnering with the city of Boston which is one of the most vulnerable cities in the US when it comes to rising tides.

Source: theverge.com

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