Provision of a boat
The Brunswick Group assists the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in its research on the self-contained vessel. It provides the university laboratory with a Boston Whaler 250 Outrage, powered by two 250 horsepower Mercury Verado outboard engines. The boat is also equipped with the brand's joystick control system.
Reflect on the autonomous boat
MIT teams will use the new equipment for their research conducted by the"Marine Autonomy Bay" unit, which has been working for several years on marine robotics and its application, particularly in pleasure craft. Although the main objectives of the laboratory focus on professional vessels, work on underwater communication, sensors of the marine environment, detection of objects and other craft, navigation and location will find applications in boating.
David Foulkes, technology manager for Brunswick, insists on the gain for boater safety. "Control systems and connected objects have made rapid progress in yachting in recent years. MIT's work in autonomous and semi-autonomous systems and their possible marine applications is extremely interesting. The potential advances in areas such as navigation, maritime control, sensor capacity and ultimately improving safety and pleasure in boating are very exciting
With this support, the American leader in yachting, remains in step with R&D projects to benefit from the best technologies in the future.