Algae Removal Vessel

At Blooming Robotics we develop a fully autonomous algae removal vessel, to remove harmful blue-green algae from the water. Our mission is to keep the waters free from blue-green algae and make sure everyone can enjoy the beautiful nature.

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Thanks to these awesome sponsors we can put our time and energy into the development of the project.

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Building the robot

Building the robot

After we received all the necessary parts, we started to assemble the boat. The 3D printed hulls were attached to the wooden plate and the electronics components were added.

Also see our timeline where the progress of the project is shown.

Our Timeline

Testing the vessel

After assembling most of the vessel, it was ready for outdoor testing. Outdoors mostly software tests were performed. Now it is possible to move the vessel autonomously from location A to B. However due to the cold weather, testing with live blue-green algae is not a possibility. On top of that the tests have been further hindered by the presence of ice.

Further testing will proof whether the vessel is capable of detecting the shore and obstacles with the LIDAR system.

Testing the vessel