A Year of Roboat
This time the team of researchers is focusing on technical design and autonomous robotics techniques, after having developed the first vehicle prototypes last year. The design solutions being worked on are focusing on the areas of food, waste, transport, and water quality sensing. The research results of the second year of the Roboat project will be shared this October, and will include a demo on the Amsterdam canals.
In parallel to the project’s update, a new website for Roboat has been launched, featuring news and events, publications, use cases and data visualization among others.
The Laserscape video for example is showing the views of Amsterdam from the canals, from a Roboat perspective and with the use of LIDAR – Laser Imaging Detection and Ranging. This sensor technique allows Roboat to autonomously navigate through the canals, detect objects and therefore enables the vessel to respond accordingly.