International Roboboat Competition
RoboBoat or International RoboBoat Competition (IRC) is a competition that invites participants to
tackle simplified versions of
challenges facing the modern maritime industry.
Barunastra ITS has started participating in this competition since 2016 and this year, the competition is a little different because it is held online.
An ASV Concept
Proposed by Barunastra ITS Team
Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember
This design is an update from
the previous version, Nala G4.
At this year's International Roboboat Competition (online edition), apart from updating electronics
and algorithm, we adopted a new type of hull.
With a length of 1 meter and a width of 0.5 meters, the SWATH (Small-Airplane-Area Twin) hull that we propose is expected to help increase the stability of the ASV while approaching the missions.
At this stage, all team members gather online to discuss plans for the 2021 IRC competition,
both from a technical and non-technical side.
Apart from that, we also discussed the evaluation results of the previous competitions. This activity is very crucial in order to unify the views of all team members regarding what strategies will be carried out in a pandemic like now
After the overall planning has been agreed upon, the mechanical team will immediately underline
the details of the problems that were found from the previous years in terms of the hull of the
From this evaluation, we finally decided to use a SWATH (Small-waterplane-area twin hull) type hull to improve the stability aspect in order to improve the sensor reading capability.
Along with the construction of the hull, the overall electrical circuit design also began to be
designed. more modular?
Apart from that, various other non-physical developments were also carried out, including: software architecture, GUI, object detection algorithm, etc. Of course, we also do system simulations, one of which is using the Gazebo software.
After the outline of the MEC (mechanic) and EPR (Electro-programming) divisions was completed,
the non-technical team began compiling it into a single paper. The biggest challenge is how to
unify technical and non-technical matters so that the paper is written both in written style and
in technical explanation
Furthermore, from the outline, video skills began to be produced.
In working on our individual sections, we used a scheduled meeting agenda as a way to control
overall progress. In this forum, there are discussions about the obstacles found, brainstorming,
problem solving, as well as a place to unwind.
For the non-technical division itself, in addition to meetings, project tracker software such as Trello is also used.