Embedded Bits is proud to be sponsoring a group of 6 British undergraduates from Aberystwyth University to enter their team ‘Aber SailBot‘ into the 2014 International Robotic Sailing Regatta held next month in San Francisco.
The ‘SailBot’ International Robotic Sailing Regatta is a robotic sailing competition in which teams of university and college students compete. The goal is to create an unmanned sail boat that navigates through a variety of challenges with limited, if any, human control. The event outline describes events such as fleet racing, station keeping, autonomous navigation, judges evaluation and a long distance run (10 km!). When you consider the hurdles that must be overcome to succeed in these challenges you’ll quickly see how the regatta provides a great opportunity for it’s participants to develop a broad range of multi-disciplinary skills.