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Main Deliverables of this Project

Design and build a movement and control system that can be installed on SWATH concept car, boats, yachts, ships and SeaPods.



The objective of this project is to to design and build a movement and control system to navigate boats, yachts, ships and SeaPods. The control system must be designed to work with conventional propellers as well as rim driven thrusters.

Why this is important

 New technologies and upgraded sailing and navigation equipment are fast replacing conventional methods and equipment. Design of sailing vessels is constantly evolving. With these improvements in sailing taking place, we need to build a movement and control operations system that can make sailing safer, easier and more efficient.

This is a core technology that will be essential in building a wide variety of water-based vehicles that will be essential for a floating community. This technology can be used for surface-level delivery and transport drones, underwater vehicles, high-speed human transport vehicles, moving platforms, and more.

What this project needs to move forward

  • Mechanical/Mechatronics/Electronics Engineers - Engineers who are passionate about designing next generation movement and operational controls for boats, yachts and ships
  • Software developers (OpenCVPython/JavaScript/AI/ML) - Software developers with experience in real time object tracking, AI and Python. Experience/exposure to TensorFlow, Yolo (You Only Look Once) is an added advantage. Contributors can select other alternate languages and technologies.


Highlights of working on this project

  • Collaborate with talented people from different domains and areas of study and expertise
  • Build a strong team with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds
  • Learn project management, project reporting, delivery cycles
  • Work in a highly energized environment that focuses on high quality product development
  • Discover, learn, innovate, and invent new ways for preserving and growing marine life
  • Have fun in a super charged team of professionals students, collaborators, sponsors

For Contributors

  • Remuneration - This is a sponsored project. You will get paid for your contributions. Find out more from your project manager/project coordinator. [OR]
  • Remuneration - This is not a sponsored project. You will get credits, honorable mentions and a Certificate of Contribution from Ocean Builders.
  • Learning - This project offers you opportunities to learn about this concept/topic/technology. You will get to collaborate and work with industry experts and professionals who will share their experiences and guide you along with their best practices.
  • Culture - Work with people from different backgrounds, cultures, nationalities and get exposure to working on cross-functional and virtual teams.
  • Get Your Hands Dirty - Roll up your sleeves and get practical on this project. Experience the joy of designing or building a machine/system/device that will be used by millions of people worldwide. If you are not co-located, video conference with your team and collaborate.
  • Build and Grow your Professional Network - Collaborate on this project, make friends, and grow your professional network.

For Sponsors

  • Top Talent - Work with talented people and find new recruits for your business as you see this project take shape.
  • Goodwill - Get positive goodwill for your brand as a sponsor who is building something innovating and contributing to the future.
  • Personal and Business Use - Use this system and technology for your home/boat/ship/company/organization
    Branding - Brand it with your organization identity.
  • Monetize - Invest in his project and take it to market with your brand identity

For Users

  • Get involved in the design phase and share your thoughts on how you would use this product or technology in your daily lives.
  • Give feedback at regular intervals and development stages to help this team to design and build a user-friendly system or technology.
  • Work with people from different countries, cultures, backgrounds and experiences. It's fun!


Get Recognition - Participate as an academician/student and contribute to research papers, college projects and participate in local, state, national, and international academic or technical conferences. Present papers on the innovations and advancements that have been made.

All of the above

Ocean Builders invites you to be a part of this project. You can be a sponsor, a contributor, a user, an academician AND you can be all of the above.