PropaGator 1 was designed to be flexible and rapidly built to compete in the 2013 RoboBoat competition. Two plastic pontoons were utilized as a hull. All electronics were mounted internally. For object detection, a SICK LIDAR was mounted to the font of the boat. A motor was used to tilt the LIDAR allowing for 3D distance imaging. For vision, a Blue Fox industrial camera was used. Four WaterSnake trolling motors, fixed at 30 degrees, provided propulsion in any direction. A landing platform was mounted on the back of the boat for a autonomous quad copter. PropaGator 1 is the 2013 RoboBoat champion.
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