As a member of Navier, you will have the opportunity to work with cutting-edge technology and solve exciting technical challenges.
The main goal of the project is to make the boat as autonomous as possible. To achieve this, it needs fast and accurate information about the location of the boat itself, other vehicles, and relevant objects/obstacles in its environment. Our arsenal of sensors gather raw data, which is then processed on the computer on-board the boat. An enhanced GPS system gathers data describing where the boat is in the world, while cameras and laser-scanners gather data about the location of various objects in the environment, like buoys and other boats.
By fusing the GPS data, laser-scan data, and images, we are able to paint a picture of the boat and its environment, in the form of bits and bytes. This overview helps the boat make decisions about where to go, and how to get there, to achieve a given mission. In its final form, the boat should be able to safely navigate between points in the world, while following the laws and rules of the sea.
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AutoDrone (spring 2024) is a competition testing autonomous vessels in a wide range of tasks. Among the tasks are manoeuvring through complex paths, avoiding collisions and executing visual docking. As the winners of 2023, we are excited to return to defend our title.
We will also be attending Njord Challenge in Trondheim autumn 2024.