Watch out for “Roboats”

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Much has been written on driverless cars, but what about driverless boats? Research teams from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions are trying to design and test the world’s first fleet of autonomous boats in the city of Amsterdam. Apart from transporting goods and people, these roboats can create temporary floating bridges and also monitor water quality using environmental sensors. Amsterdam was chosen as the ideal place to test these roboats because of its 1,000 kilometreof canals and 1,500 bridges.