In a collaboration with researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS Institute) has started the world’s first major research program on autonomous floating vessels in metropolitan areas. Roboat is a joint five-year project, conducted by researchers from MIT, Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) and Wageningen University and Research (WUR). The five-year program has a budget of €25 million and is set in Amsterdam.
Roboat (AMS Institute)
World’s first major research program on autonomous floating vessels
Amsterdam gets world’s first fleet of autonomous boats. While the first prototypes of self-driving cars are taking to the road, Amsterdam ushers in a new chapter in the international push for autonomous vehicles. Roboat is the world’s first large-scale research that explores and tests the rich set of possibilities for autonomous systems on water.
Header image: foto Roboat van https://www.ams-institute.org/roboat/
Icon image: foto Roboat van https://www.ams-institute.org/roboat/