Steven Jarrard

Steven Jarrard is a marketing assistant and special correspondent for Maritime Executive Magazine.


Navy Sponsors Autonomous Boat Competition for Students

By Steven Jarrard 2017-07-02 18:43:48

On June 24, the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) held its annual RoboBoat competition for budding robotics engineers, turning a quiet park in South Daytona Beach into a high-tech, waterborne adventure race. To compete, each high school, college and graduate-level team built an autonomous boat to navigate through scenarios of increasing complexity, with minimal external input.  In the first scenario, the autonomous boat must transit an obstacle course of red and green buoys, round a marker and return to the starting point....

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