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Autonomous Naval Robotic Vehicle
The MS0x00 is our first autonomous boat. Currently very limited in its engine power, it serves us as testing and benchmarking platform for hardware and software. We're happy to hear about your ideas, encouragements, source code, experiments or hardware.
Apart from testing the already included components, we will use the MS0x00 as technology carrier and support platform for future projects like the SY0x2A, which will be our first autonomous sailboat.
The highly modular system as sensor platform will not only serve experiments, but also generate public data in the form of e.g. water surveys. We are thinking about high resolution depth charts, chemical or physical property maps, etc. depending on the sensors available.
The ship's central brain is a Pandaboard, which controls a smaller microcontroller system. The rudder and 4 HP main engine are controlled by this microcontroller via a i2c databus.
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