Ynse is the project coordinator of the Roboat project at AMS Institute in Amsterdam. Roboat is a 5 year research project and collaboration between the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In developing the world's first fleet of autonomous floating vessels for the city of Amsterdam, it investigates the potential of self-driving technology to change our cities and their waterways. Ynse his role is to manage, facilitate and accelerate the Roboat project. This means that he aligns the R&D that is done by the researchers of MIT and TU Delft, with the goals that were set out by AMS Institute and the municipality of Amsterdam.
Ynse is also working on the actual development- and build of the full scale Roboat. For this he is collaborating with a highly motivated group of private companies that have a joint ambition to further grow the ecosystem for autonomous vessels in the Netherlands, and Amsterdam specifically.
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