Robotic Sailing 2013

Robotic Sailing 2013

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An autonomous sailboat robot is a boat that only uses the wind on its sail as propelling force, without remote control or human assistance to achieve its mission. This involves autonomy in energy (using batteries, solar panels, turbines...), sensor data processing (compass, GPS, wind sensor...), actuators control (rudder and sail angle control...) and decision making (embedded computer with adequate algorithms). Although robotic sailing is a relatively new field of research, several applications exist for this type of robots : oceanographic and hydrographic research, maritime environment monitoring, meteorology, harbor safety, assistance and rescue in dangerous areas. Over the last decade, several events such as the Microtransat challenge, the WRSC/IRSC and SailBot have been set up to stimulate research and development around robotic sailing. These proceedings cover the current and future academic and technology challenges raised by the development of autonomous sailboat robots presented at the WRSC/IRSC (World Robotic Sailing Championship/International Robotic Sailing Conference) 2013, in Brest, France, 2-6 September 2013.Raspberry PI Arduino Uno (PWM to Serial) M1 M2 Motor Controller R1 R2 Rudder Sail R3 Wind On/Off Serial Interface 5V PWM GPIO GPS 5V USB Transformer 12V Fig. 3 Schematics of the boats control circuit. M1 and M2 denote Motors, anbsp;...

Title:Robotic Sailing 2013
Author:Fabrice Le Bars, Luc Jaulin
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2013-08-15


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