Autonomous Harbour Cleaning

For customer Ranmarine, we developed the localization and navigation hardware and software for an Aquadrone. RanMarine is a Dutch environmental technology enterprise, building drones that remove waste from the water and support the natural resilience of our oceans. These fully autonomous drones swim through the water, collecting waste and other non-biodegradables, whilst gathering data about the environment.


  1. Autonomous sailing though Ports and Harbours to collect waste on the water-surface

  2. Data acquisition on the water-surface

  3. Usage of marine charts in an end-user GUI

  4. Re-planning capabilities in case of obstructions on the global path

  5. Able to anticipate other vessel trajectories and able to sail around them

Docking system for getting drones in- and out of the water, for charging batteries and removing collected waste.