....ROBOAT

Location: Amsterdam, the Netherlands

As self-driving cars hit the road, autonomous boats are entering Amsterdam’s canals. The ‘roboat’ project — a research collaboration between MIT and AMS, the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions — seeks to design and test the world’s first fleet of autonomous boats in the city of Amsterdam.

Each water-based unit (a ‘roboat’) can be used for transporting goods and people and for creating temporary floating infrastructures, such as self-assembling bridges and concert stages. Roboats can also monitor the city’s waters using new environmental sensors that provide vital insights on urban and human health. With over 100 kilometers of canals, 1,500 bridges and a long-standing focus on urban innovation, the city of Amsterdam is an ideal place to test new, water-based mobility solutions. Roboat’s findings will provide insights for many coastal cities; they will also contribute to the growing field of autonomous mobility, as it moves from roads to waterways.

Collaborators: MIT / AMS, the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions..

ROBOAT

荷兰阿姆斯特丹

正如路上的自动驾驶车非常盛行一样,自动驾驶船只被投放在阿姆斯特丹的水道中。“ROBOAT”是麻省理工大学和荷兰先进都市解决方案协会(AMS)协作的研究项目,内容是在阿姆斯特丹探索设计和试验世界上第一批自动驾驶船只。

每个水上单元(ROBOAT)可以用作货物和交通运输或者作为暂时的漂浮基础设施,例如自组装的桥梁和演唱会舞台。“ROBOAT”也可以通过新型的环境探测器监测城市水体,为城市和市民健康提供至关重要的信息。阿姆斯特丹市有100多公里的水道,1,500座桥和持续受到关注的城市创新力。因此,这里是尝试新的水上交通方案的绝佳地点。“ROBOAT”的发现将为许多滨海城市提供方案,并且为自动驾驶交通领域从陆地转向水上做出贡献。


合作:MIT / Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions(AMS)....