Dutch maritime systems technology company RH Marine has started a three-year research in order to let ships sail autonomously in a safe way.
The study aims to develop algorithms which enable unmanned self-propelled vessels to sail efficiently from one point to another, recognise dangerous situations, and learn to avoid such dangers.
The research is part of the larger European Safer Autonomous Systems (SAS) project under the direction of the KU Leuven, in which the safety of various autonomous systems is being researched. A consortium of companies participates in the project, including MIRA, Bosch, Airbus, Jaguar, and Lloyd’s Register.
RH Marine, together with Dutch maritime research institute MARIN, focuses on the safety of unmanned self-propelled vessels.
The project is funded by the EU Horizon 2020 programme.
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