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Autonomous boats demonstrate a new kind of adaptable infrastructure

Roboats are fully electric autonomous boats developed by researchers at MIT and funded by the city of Amsterdam. They can be adapted to serve many different functions, including the transport of people, waste collection and even combined to form floating infrastructure like docks and bridges. Subscribe to CNET: Like us on Facebook: Follow us on…

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Roboats are fully electric autonomous boats developed by researchers at MIT and funded by the city of Amsterdam. They can be adapted to serve many different functions, including the transport of people, waste collection and even combined to form floating infrastructure like docks and bridges.

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  1. People of Dundee Society

    November 23, 2021 at 1:45 pm

    Transformers:
    boatbots in disguise

  2. mr. Moon

    November 23, 2021 at 1:47 pm

    Inventing a “solution”.. but there is no problem. It can be use for like Venice, but simple walking bridge is cheaper and easier to use and to maintain.

  3. Taylor Ervin

    November 23, 2021 at 1:49 pm

    META
    Metaverse ETF
    Contains Nvidia
    Bright future ahead

  4. Orwell's Housecat

    November 23, 2021 at 1:59 pm

    Wow.

  5. wellthi

    November 23, 2021 at 2:01 pm

    cool but for Amsterdam you should be able to bring your bike too

  6. wellthi

    November 23, 2021 at 2:04 pm

    other use cases could be a pop-up coffeshop, pop-up Pub, pop-up food truck, or autonomous delivery

  7. iOS MacOS Genius

    November 23, 2021 at 2:25 pm

    that is cool, though i like the classic retro ways – we need to finally make a change with so much tech and barely even using it.

  8. Dick Riggles

    November 23, 2021 at 3:35 pm

    Probably not

  9. kendra smith

    November 23, 2021 at 4:12 pm

    Call upon the LORD JESUS today!!! ….there is no hope elsewhere. Today is the day of salvation. ONLY JESUS SAVES. 1Corinthians 15 1-4 is the gospel of salvation. Put your faith and trust in Him, NOT in man….satan is the god of this world for now….but….JESUS is coming. Make sure you know Him, and that He knows you!

  10. Benny

    November 23, 2021 at 4:15 pm

    👍

  11. Matheus

    November 23, 2021 at 4:43 pm

    WHY?????????????????????????????????????????????

  12. Da RadicalCavy

    November 23, 2021 at 5:08 pm

    This looks a nightmare for those with limited mobility.

  13. Cuki Yudhanto

    November 23, 2021 at 5:09 pm

    It must be much more expensive than building a bridge in the first place

    • S A

      November 25, 2021 at 6:25 pm

      not really, if they get a lot of customers and hey create 20-30k/year then they can cut the production costs by a lot. Just like tesla

  14. The Wind Lifestyle Channel

    November 23, 2021 at 5:15 pm

    I want one!

  15. Stat Hunting

    November 23, 2021 at 5:27 pm

    Seems very promising for cities with canals. Much more challenging to engineer something like this for rivers with a current. Probably impossible to use these at all in large bodies of water that have waves and tides.

  16. STEVEN MOIRE Y2J

    November 23, 2021 at 5:40 pm

    this is so stupid,why not built a bridge or walk path,aah money to be given away.

  17. Keith Barnett

    November 23, 2021 at 5:57 pm

    That’s awesome but it’s obviously not going to work a lot of places.

  18. Origen17

    November 23, 2021 at 7:47 pm

    What does “WTF” stand for in your program? Surely not the vulgar exclamation…

  19. Super Galactic

    November 23, 2021 at 8:11 pm

    I like the fact that it’s picking up waste because that’s definitely a big issue with sea life

  20. James Green

    November 23, 2021 at 8:36 pm

    The future. Soleless. Ugly. Depressing.

  21. trufin razvan

    November 23, 2021 at 9:49 pm

    i buy a couple trillions of this to cover the oceans in metal and plastic 🙂

  22. Computer User

    November 23, 2021 at 9:49 pm

    i buy a couple trillions of this to cover the oceans in metal and plastic 🙂

  23. trufin razvan

    November 23, 2021 at 9:50 pm

    imagine this on whells o the streets too 🙂

  24. Computer User

    November 23, 2021 at 9:50 pm

    imagine this on whells o the streets too 🙂

  25. David Jamgochian

    November 23, 2021 at 10:22 pm

    Keep on

  26. thekylegarcia

    November 24, 2021 at 12:47 am

    I like the idea but not sure I wanna sit in something that earlier was just carrying trash

  27. Xcogames

    November 24, 2021 at 1:54 am

    SO COOL!!

  28. clipendo

    November 24, 2021 at 2:12 am

    Is it just me or Jesse looks like Ryan Gosling.

  29. Roy Fernandez

    November 24, 2021 at 2:38 am

    Super, the future of robotics 👍

  30. Tsunamii Bravo

    November 24, 2021 at 5:04 am

    ❤️🥂

  31. cold

    November 24, 2021 at 8:44 am

    Talk more about more robot that are autonomous and used for cleaning and transportation.

  32. Naiv

    November 24, 2021 at 2:00 pm

    totally support this but, wont they be expensive? and no council will say that bridge is safe for kids, also we cant have nice things cos of stupid ppl or ppl abusing it

  33. Jttv

    November 24, 2021 at 3:49 pm

    A solution looking for a problem

  34. James DeLap

    November 24, 2021 at 7:02 pm

    How are folks gonna get around after the rowboat ride? No thanks.

  35. meat puppet

    November 24, 2021 at 8:08 pm

    No, they couldn’t.

    This is more overpriced, underdeveloped cacka

  36. BeyondWrittenWords

    November 24, 2021 at 8:32 pm

    naah . they steal every bike in amsterdam

  37. Jason Domican

    November 24, 2021 at 10:00 pm

    This is seriously freaking fantastic ❤️

  38. Bartosz S

    November 25, 2021 at 11:09 am

    Roboat is probably the most on point product name ever

  39. Kalvin One

    November 25, 2021 at 9:42 pm

    What a great idea ! Passengers and in the same time… Creating bridges… Crossing the Geneva lake in Europe (Léman lac) would be awesome as bridges or ferries for cars are forbidden…

  40. NTZN BGZT

    November 26, 2021 at 8:27 am

    Reinventing water transport.

  41. The Other Shore

    November 26, 2021 at 10:57 am

    Great! Building the future with fully automated and expensive boats. For the present, maybe, just maybe, can the MIT engineer expend a bit more money in a better webcam?

  42. Ronald Campbell

    November 27, 2021 at 6:36 pm

    This is a great opportunity for others just not me so I thank you

  43. Desert Sky

    November 29, 2021 at 3:27 pm

    These are spy devices.
    “You’ll Own Nothing and You’ll Be Happy.”
    The New World Order LOVE idiots who say “I have nothing to hide.”

  44. DJAYPAZ

    November 29, 2021 at 9:07 pm

    Interesting topic. I’m impressed that presenter knows something about Voltron.

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