Appropriately named & quot; ROBOAT II & quot; (after its predecessor & quot; ROBOAT & quot;), the ship is the product of a five-year experiment at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL). ROBOAT II is bigger and smarter than the original and can support more weight. < / P > < p > there are several reasons why researchers developed this kind of vessel. First of all, the team behind the project is responsible for building the “world’s first” autonomous fleet for Amsterdam, the Netherlands, so the development of ROBOAT II is part of this obligation. < / P > < p > however, even beyond this narrow goal, ROBOAT II can play a huge role in other cities around the world, as long as they have canals or waterways. Small autonomous boats like this can scoop up garbage, carry packages, and even act as self-propelled water taxis to transport people from one place to another. The possibilities here are infinite. “We are developing a fleet of roboats that can transport people and goods and connect with other robots to form a series of autonomous platforms for water activities,” said Daniela Rus, a professor at MIT < / P > < p > of course, although the ROBOAT II itself can carry two passengers, this does not mean that it must. The current design, to say the least, is rudimentary, without proper seats, guardrails and storage space. However, as a proof of concept and a second iteration of a much smaller boat, ROBOAT II is a considerable achievement.

Roboat II is 6 feet long (1.8 meters) long, and it uses similar algorithms found in autopilot cars to navigate. The ROBOAT team is currently developing a four meter long “full scale” water vehicle that will be able to carry four to six passengers. More Samsung devices can now run Android applications on PC through your phone

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