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CGI visualisation of the Mayflower Autonomous Ship at sea, with the wingsail and the solar panels propelling the ship visible. Image courtesy of IBM. 

Provider of Satellite AIS data services, exactEarth, has joined an international effort to build an unmanned, fully autonomous transatlantic research vessel that is set to launch on the fourth centenary of the original Mayflower voyage. exactEarth joins an illustrious international project team led by ProMare and its technology partner, IBM.

Wednesday, 16 October 2019 09:42

IBM joins Mayflower autonomous ship project

IBM THINK has joined a global consortium of partners, led by marine research organisation ProMare, that are building an unmanned, fully-autonomous ship that will cross the Atlantic on the fourth centenary of the original Mayflower voyage in September 2020.

Plans are underway in the UK to build a multi-million pound robot boat to mark the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower out of Plymouth, with a Crowdfunding initiative being launched by the team behind the Mayflower Autonomous Ship (MAS) to support its development.

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