MIT's autonomous boats want to be the Uber of canals in Amsterdam

MIT's Roboat II prototype is ferrying passengers through Amsterdam's canals.

Autonomous travel isn't just for cars anymore. A project by researchers at MIT CSAIL is making strides toward bringing passenger-focused autonomous transit to waterways near you.

Roboat II, a collboration from researchers at MIT and the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions, recently made a significant step toward bringing robotic boats to fruition.