Trident Delft

Roboboat entry 2018

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About Us

The team's goal is to develop a boat that can travel and perform actions autonomously. Our boat, Trident, has participated in the 2018 Roboboat competition in Daytona Beach, Florida. Student teams from all over the world demonstrate the latest technologies and show what they are capable of. During the competition the autonomous vessel must be able to successfully perform a series of challenges in which it has to dock and undock, avoid obstacles, plan a path through a field of buoys, and pass through gates as fast as possible. This will add to the development of fully functional autonomous ships. We are pleased to announce that we placed fifth during the finals and that we won the 'static judging' award.

Meet the team

Timothy Puglia


Industrial Design Engineering

Bob van Rooij

van Rooij

Mechanical Engineering

Stefan Bonhof


Mechanical Engineering

Izaak Cornelis


Electrical Engineering

Albert Smit


Computer Science

Remi Flinterman


Computer Science

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Damen Shipyards

Damen Shipyards Group is a globally operating company with more than 50 shipyards, repair yards, and related companies − as well as numerous partner yards that can build Damen vessels locally. Since 1969 it has designed and built more than 6,000 vessels and delivers up to 180 vessels annually with over 9.000 people working for Damen worldwide. With over 30 shipyards and related companies worldwide, Damen is involved in ship construction as well as maintenance and repair activities. It has a wide product range, including tugs, workboats, patrol craft, cargo vessels, dredgers, mega yachts and fast ferries. Product design and engineering are carried out in-house and a broad range of designs is available.

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