Meet Boaty, an autonomous catamaran that can navigate for several hours. It replaces Burnadette and will compete in RoboBoat 2017.


  • Sensors:
    • Lidar: Velodyne VLP-16
    • Webcam
    • Hydrophone: Teledyne hydrophones TC4013
    • IMU and GPS: Microstrain 3DM-GX3
  • Propulsion
    • Motors: Blue Robotics T200
    • Battery:  Torqeedo
  • Electronics
    • Main computer: Intel NUC
    • I/O boards: Arduino Mega
  • Mechanical
    • Pontoons: foam core covered with fiber glass

Boaty is larger than Burnadette, which allows for a landing platform for its flying companion. It also  has a better Lidar, a larger battery and brand new pontoons.