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Mechanical Engineering Group Design Projects
UCL Mechanical Engineering


Project Auto ECO-Marine

Project Auto ECO-Marine

The team of Project Auto ECO-Marine

The team of Project Auto ECO-Marine

Team Members

  • Chin Kerh Lim
  • Yehoshua Benzadon
  • Ruiqi Ren
  • Yan Du
  • Zeqiang Wang
  • Seung Hyuk Bang
  • Sihang Cheng


Professor Giles Thomas

The Project

Have a look at the poster for the project

By leveraging machine intelligence, autonomous surface vessels have been used to perform various functions. Project Auto Eco-Marine is the design and manufacture of an autonomous surface vessel for freshwater ecological survey. This vessel will be able to obtain and carry samples of water from different water sources, different depths and different location while performing independent navigation. At this stage of the project, our team have successfully built a radio-controlled vessel with the bespoke functions.

The Design

The design is a catamaran with a length of 2m and a beam of 1.2m has an estimated 80.6kg weight. The vessel has a bespoke sampling mechanism and unique steering mechanism. It can be remotely controlled from a range of 300m with continuous user feedback on a touchscreen.

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