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Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) say they’ve created an autonomous river vessel — Roboat II — that’s capable of carrying passengers across fast-moving bodies of water. It’s the latest addition to a fleet of autonomous boats developed by CSAIL, MIT Senseable City Lab, and the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS) over the last five years. Roboat II successfully navigated the canals of Amsterdam for three hours before returning to its starting location with a 0.17 meter (less than 7-inch) margin of error.
As MIT’s Rob Matheson explained in a recent , the Roboats — rectangular hulls packing sensors,