MIT’s new autonomous boat ruled Amsterdam’s canals for 3 hours

When it comes to autonomous transportation, people primarily talk about cars, buses, and lorries. For cities like Amsterdam, its waterways are an important method of moving people and cargo around. So, it’s another territory autonomous vehicle researchers are exploring as a futurist way of transport. Recently, researchers MIT‘s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) successfully completed a trial of its autonomous half-sized (2-meters long) vessel, Roboat II. The ship completed a three-hour course of Amsterdam‘s canals and returned to the starting point with an error of just 0.17 meters.  MIT started the 5-year long transportation project along with the Amsterdam Institute for…

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