This shows the sensor and communications equipment used to create an unmanned, or autonomous kayak, which uses GPS and Wi-Fi to communicate with other kayaks. The goal of the research is to write "collision avoidance software" where each kayak can detect others in the area and perform its task without collisions. The researchers hope that ultimately the software can be deployed in situations where different water vehicles that they haven't communicated with before can automatically detect each other.
December 6, 2011 9:38 AM PST
Photo by: Martin LaMonica/CNET
| Caption by: Martin LaMonica
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