ICT and robotics in the water cycle: smart water meters, drones and roboats. A visit to Prodock and the AMS institute
ICT and robotics are getting more and more important, also in the water cycle. Several startups are working together on these innovations in Prodock, the innovation hub of the port of Amsterdam.
Waternet is one of the partners of Prodock and during the excursion you will learn about how smart water meters, drones, smart buoys and (autonomous) boats are used to gather more data and to optimise processes.
Besides Prodock, you will visit the revolutionary Roboat of the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS). Roboat is a 5 year research project and collaboration between AMS and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). It’s a new kind of on-demand infrastructure. Autonomous platforms will be combined into form floating bridges and stages. They collect waste, deliver building materials, and transport people, all the while collecting data about the city.
In developing the world’s first fleet of autonomous floating vessels for the city of Amsterdam, Roboat investigates the potential of self-driving technology to change our cities and their waterways.
Wednesday 6 November, 13.00-17.30
13.00-13.30 Travel by bus from RAI to Prodock
13.30-14.00 Presentation Prodock and Port of Amsterdam
14.00-14.45 Tour Prodock and innovation market: smart water meters, drones
14.45-15.00 Closing and discussion
15.00-15.30 Travel by bus from Prodock to AMS
15.30-16.00 Presentation AMS
16.00-16.30 Tour Marineterrein
16.30-17.00 Demonstration Roboat including brainstorm session
17.00-17.30 Travel by bus from AMS to RAI