Protei – Opensource Autonomous Sailing Robot

Protei is an articulated, opensource autonomous sailing robot, initially designed to cleanup oilspills by puling a long oil absorbent boom.

Mind boggling innovations:

  • Steerage at the bow, which sounds crazy to my mind, but actually enables the boat to steer while towing a long, heavy object, like the oil absorbent boom.
  • Articulated hull so that the boat can maintain power while tacking into the wind.

Crazy, brilliant stuff.

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