MIT’s autonomous cargo and passenger boats

MIT CSAIL is taking autonomous mobility to the waters by creating autonomous boats that would transport cargo and passengers across waterways. Roboat II uses the same technologies as self-driving cars to maneuver canals and uses 4 propellers that help move the boat in the right direction. Future plans of the Roboat II is to create autonomous Roboats that would carry 4 to 6 passengers. Learn more at

Transcript: Your next boat ride could be autonomous. MIT CSAIL is developed an autonomous boat called Roboat II. The mission is to create a fleet of self-driving boats. That can carry 4 to 6 passengers the concept uses similar tech found in self-driving cars. 4 propellers power Roboat.

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