UBC Students Design/Build Robotic Sailboat

UBC Sailbot

 

Every year more than 60 students from the University of British Columbia come together to design and build a fully autonomous sailboat, a Sailbot.

Their motivation is neither class credit nor financial gain; they are simply passionate about complex programming, advanced electronics and sailing.

After consecutively winning the International Robotic Sailing Regatta for the past three years, the team believes they are ready to take on the Atlantic Ocean with their newest transatlantic robotic sailboat!

Packing an advanced electronics package, accurate sensors, and satellite communication systems into a carbon fibre hull will ensure that the vessel can survive what the Atlantic Ocean has to offer. In addition, the advanced sailing logic and course planning software can optimize voyage time while minimizing risk of damage from storms or shipping traffic.

http://ubcsailbot.org/

 

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