Robotic autonomous transoceanic ship :P
October 21, 2008
Hello, here i am again for another of my impossible to realize weird ideas :P
This one was generated after looking at the map of users in google maps. I thought: it would be super cool to have a robot that is able to go from one LMRoboter to another in different areas of the world. Excluding for obvious reason ground and air veicles, i tought about a robotic boat :P The sea is free of obstacles and doesn't require active work to float.
The idea is to build a smallish boat (ie a meter length or such), equip it with fancy gps and stuff, give it some kind of route, and let it free on the oceans :) It should automatically drive to destination, where a fellow would pick it up and rejoice of the succesful mission.
Of course to have the autonomy it should be equipped with some solar panels (or RTG is someone has a spare one at home :P)
If would be useful to have some kind of contact, such as satellite phone or GSM or anything, to have it communicate its position back and receive commands.
Ok, now the first problem i can see is that a small ship would not be able to go against high waves and currents. Any solution ? :P