ToorCamp 2022

The Return of the Hackerboat
2022-07-16, 11:00–11:20 (US/Pacific), Prime Dome

We've brought various iterations of robot boats to every Toorcamp since 2014... now we've got one that sails and carries cargo.

Hackerboat started as a midnight hackerspace "wouldn't it be cool if..." idea... now we're a funded company building autonomous cargo vessels powered by the wind and sun. I'll be discussing our progress and what it takes to teach a robot how to sail.

Pierce Nichols is the leader of Ladon Robotics, a company building autonomous cargo ships powered by nature.