1- Pre-Opportunity Review AUSV

December 19th, 2010 by jed Leave a reply »

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I am working on building an autonomous sailboat AUSV (Autonomous Unmanned Surface Vehicle) type model-making. This project includes several sensors, such as a GPS, a magnetometer, an accelerometer, an anemometer, a vane direction. The ultimate goal is, for example to have the sailboat leave Saint-Malo and sail to Dinard on its own.

For the navigation I plan to use an algorithm of reinforcement learning. The reinforcement learning refers to a class of problems of machine learning, whose goal is to learn from experience, what to do in different situations, to maximize a digital reward over time.

Why this project? I am computer science student. This project is a challenge for me. In my view, taking up a challenge improves yourself. I have limited skills in electronics, this project will give me the opportunity to develop and improve my knowledge. In addition, the design of a project of this size will strengthen my perseverance and my rigour, which are essential to a good practice of my profession.

Sailboats consume very little energy because they can move with the wind. Today, the issue of renewable energy is becoming essential.

Shipping with fossil fuels is unsustainable on the long term. It is possible that autonomous sailboats, in the next century, can carry containers thanks to the wind with satisfactory results regarding energy consumption and time.

I started thinking about the technical and financial feasibility of my project. I beginning to have a clear vision of budget / time / skills required.

Therefore, I am looking for support.

You want to help? You have an idea, any advice .. ? I’m interested:

You can contact me here

I am working on building an autonomous sailboat AUSV (Autonomous Unmanned Surface Vehicle) type model-making. This project includes several sensors, such as a GPS, a magnetometer, an accelerometer, an anemometer, a vane direction. The ultimate goal is, for example to have the sailboat leave Saint-Malo and sail to Dinard on its own.

For the navigation I plan to use an algorithm of reinforcement learning. The reinforcement learning refers to a class of problems of machine learning, whose goal is to learn from experience, what to do in different situations, to maximize a digital reward over time.

Why this project? I am computer science student. This project is a challenge for me. In my view, taking up a challenge improves yourself. I have limited skills in electronics, this project will give me the opportunity to develop and improve my knowledge. In addition, the design of a project of this size will strengthen my perseverance and my rigour, which are essential to a good practice of my profession.

Sailboats consume very little energy because they can move with the wind. Today, the issue of renewable energy is becoming essential.

Shipping with fossil fuels is unsustainable on the long term. It is possible that autonomous sailboats, in the next century, can carry containers thanks to the wind with satisfactory results regarding energy consumption and time.

I started thinking about the technical and financial feasibility of my project. I beginning to have a clear vision of budget / time / skills required.

Therefore, I am looking for support.

You want to help? You have an idea, any advice .. ? I’m interested:

You can contact me here

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