Rolls-Royce is to lead a new two-year €6.6 million project that it says could pave the way for the introduction of autonomous ships.
The Department of Engineering Cybernetics at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) is leading a new Knowledge-Building Project for Industry that will study collision avoidance for advanced ships.
Liquid Robotics, manufacturer of the Wave Glider ocean robot, has announced a partner technology programme that it hopes will accelerate innovation in unmanned ocean systems.
Science and technology company Leidos has announced that its prototype maritime autonomy system has completed its first self-guided voyage.
Rolls-Royce has unveiled its vision for the future of maritime navigation with a new bridge concept known as the Future Operator Experience Concept or ‘oX’, which the company says could lead to autonomous, unmanned vessels.
A prototype maritime autonomy system designed to control all of a vessel's manoeuvring and mission functions, including maintaining compliance with COLREGs, has successfully completed a total of 42 days of at-sea demonstration.
The UK's minister for Portsmouth Matthew Hancock has officially opened a new centre for research into unmanned autonomous vessels – a market estimated to be worth £9 billion each year over the next eight years.
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