51319093 story Robotic Boat Hits 1,000-Mile Mark In Transatlantic Crossing 68 Posted by Soulskill on Saturday September 28, 2013 @03:20PM from the if-only-christopher-columbus-had-an-arduino-and-GPS dept. toygeek writes "'Scout,' a 4-meter-long autonomous boat built by a group of young DIYers, is attempting to cross the Atlantic Ocean. It is traveling from Rhode Island, where it launched on 24 August, to Spain, where all being well it will arrive in a few months' time. Scout has now gone about 1,000 miles (1,600 kilometers) of its planned 3,700-mile (5,900 kilometer) journey. Should it complete this voyage successfully, its passage will arguably belong in the history books."