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Viana do Castelo, Portugal has been announced as the location for the 2016 World Robotics Sailing Championship

Published: 28 January 2016
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Could our robotic yacht be a world beater in Portugal?

The students of the University of Southampton Maritime Robotics team are looking for more team members. So do you have what it takes to compete in the World Robotic Sailing Championship?

Team Southampton is currently building test boat, "MacGyver". The basic sensors have all arrived and the boat is being assembled. Other team members are writing software for basic sailing on a triangular course. Now more people are needed. MacGyver has to be finished in time to be rigorously tested on lakes and at sea to improve her capabilities. Environmental sensors need to be added, more funds need to be raised, and the team needs people with marketing skills to share the story with the public and the media. Could you help in this work and be part of the team that will design & build the ultimate sailing robot?

Find out about what the Maritime Robotics society is doing

If your interests or skills include any of these:

Sailing | Maritime Robotics | Ocean Science | Autonomous systems | Marketing | Outreach | Fundraising | Logistics | Accounting | Mechanical Engineering | Robot Operating Systems (ROS) | RaspberryPi | Arduino | Sensors

… The Student Maritime Robotics Society would like to hear from you. Anyone interested can come and find out more on Wednesday 3rd of February when an open meeting for everyone interested will be held at 6pm in the Design Studio on Boldrewood campus (level 3, building 177).

If you can't make that day but are eager to join in, email


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