Carrying out scientific experiments in the far-out ocean is difficult, as it needs a boat, a number of crews, necessary equipments, and most importantly, a lot of money. However, the use of robots may solve the problem.
A new project of Kickstarter called ‘Robotboat’ has been launched to implement this idea. Four engineers are working to build a robot-operated boat called ‘Robotboat Mark VI’. The boat will be the sixth edition of a low-cost, auto-piloted independent catamaran equipped with all types tools needed to study the ocean.
Researchers are hoping that this project will help them conducting research on iceberg, oil leaks, marine life, and on Pacific Garbage Patch too. According to the project page of Kickstarter, the intention of this project was to carry out scientific research at low cost with unmanned, auto-piloted boats.
The engineer team has already finished the design of the boat. It will be really strong and look like a surfboard.