Roboat AttemptsTo Break Record
The ASV Roboat will be setting sail on July 9. The robotic sailboat created in 2006 will go to the Baltic Sea and have to travel for about 100 hours over 150 nautical miles, breaking the previous record of 78.9 miles. Solar panels control most of the power along with a backup methanol fuel cell. It features multiple sensors, runs by WLAN, UMTS/GPRS and communicates via an IRIDIUM satellite communication system. Roboats builders INNOC sees their vessel being used as an early warning systems for tsunamis, oil spill clean-up and oceanographic measurements.
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Posted by Sheila Franklin at May 31, 2012 11:38 AM