IfA Autonomous Sailing Team

Boat name: AEOLUS
Boat length: 1.00 m
Boat weight: 5.3 kg
Keel length: 0.40 m


The team of researchers from the Automatic Control Laboratory (IfA) of ETH Zurich are developing a fully-autonomous model sail boat. They work on multi-disciplinary tasks, spanning from hardware and software integration, to system identification and advanced control design, with the goal of participating in World Robotic Sailing Championship in the micro-sailboat category. AEOLUS is an international one-meter RC model sailboat with specialized electronics installed: the PIXHAWK micro controller unit and the weather station AIRMAR WS-200WX.