Roboboat entry 2018click for info
Our team’s goal is to create a boat that can travel and perform actions autonomously. Our boat, Trident, will be participating in the 2018 Roboboat competition in Daytona, Florida. It shall be able to successfully perform a series of assignments in which it has to dock and undock, avoid obstacles and pass through gates as fast as possible. This will add to the development of fully functional autonomous ships in the future. At this point we want to use a trimaran shape with two screws allowing for differential thrust and steering. The vessel will have multiple sensors which send their data to the onboard computer, which uses that data to navigate through the playing field and controls the ship’s propulsion and steering mechanisms.
Industrial Design Engineering
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.