Welcome to the website for the Virginia Tech SailBOT student design team.
What is SailBOT?
Designing and building a 2-meter long seaworthy craft can be complicated enough as is, and when constructing a fully autonomous boat, the technical aspect intensifies greatly. Team members must incorporate (and build upon) their sense of understanding in the areas of aerodynamics, hydrodynamics, ship dynamics, electronics, programming, structural design, material properties, machining, and project management.
Joining the Team
Team members represent several departments within the College of Engineering including the Department of Aerospace & Ocean Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Science & Mechanics, and Electrical & Computer Engineering. While mainly consisting of students studying engineering, membership is open to any student at Virginia Tech.
Without sponsorship, we cannot succeed. We always seek to add sponsorship from industry!