Avikus Announces Debut of Autonomous Vessel at Fort Lauderdale Boat Show

The Neuboat concept navigates and docks without human assistance.
Avikus boat docking
Courtesy Avikus Neuboat takes the angst out of docking.

Avikus, HD Hyundai’s autonomous navigation startup based in South Korea, has announced that it will debut a Neuboat concept vessel at the Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show, Oct. 26-30. The leisure craft leverages the power of the Avikus Navigation Assistant System and Docking Assistant System.

Neuboat uses cameras, GPS, radar and lidar (laser imaging) as well as an integrated cognitive system that allows the vessel to recognize and assess on-water situations in real-time through deep learning and sensor-fusion algorithms. Captains onboard can also view the navigation process through an augmented-reality screen and control navigation from anywhere on the vessel with a mobile device.

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Avikus boat running in the river
Courtesy Avikus Deep learning and sensor-fusion algorithms allow the Neuboat system to navigate itself.

Neuboat also directs the boat to dock itself, using multiple cameras and a collision-warning alarm. The Quicksilver 905 Pilothouse will be located at booth 627 in the Bahia mar Yachting Center’s Navy Zone.

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