Autonomy News


Michael Johnson, Sea Machines: MTR's #3 Ocean Influencer

Oct 01, 2021

Sea Machines’ leaderships in the maritime autonomy space lands Michael Johnson, Founder and CEO, as MTR’s #3 Ocean Influencer in the 2021 “MTR100”.Michael Johnson is the founder and CEO of Sea Machines, a company that is helping to fast track the age of autonomy in the maritime space. “Technology is not something new for our space,” said Johnson,  “be it from the lumbering packet ships to heavily canvassed clippers then back to the lumbering…

Autonomy Will Advance Maritime Decarbonization

May 24, 2024

Technologies are mature and ready to support maritime work towards 2050 net-zero goals but regulations around systems development require further work.The complex decarbonized systems of the future will require autonomous management systems for viable exploitation…

Self-Driving Ferry Service Envisioned to Link the Fosen Peninsula

May 16, 2024

Torghatten, a Norwegian ferry operator, and Kongsberg Maritime have entered into a contract for the development of a system for self-driving ferries on the Flakk-Rørvik route.The car ferry service operation is part of the Norwegian highway network…

Situational Awareness System Battles Cognitive Fatigue in Watchkeepers

Apr 26, 2024

Today’s evolving maritime security risks pose all-too-familiar threats to international shipping, and as just one of the many causes of fatigue, they add to the cognitive burden already faced by watchkeepers. But Groke Technologies can boost safety onboard…

Germany Opens Remote-Controlled Center for Inland Shipping

Feb 29, 2024

SEAFAR, a Belgian technology and service provider for remote-controlled inland waterway shipping operations, has set up the first Remote Operations Center in Germany; a project completed in conjunction with HGK Shipping and Reederei Deymann…

Anschütz Advances the Autonomous Bridge System

Dec 19, 2023

As part of the Clean Autonomous Public Transportation Network (CAPTN) initiative, Anschütz' research into autonomous systems and assistance systems onboard ships that support navigators has made progress in 2023. In the Remote Operating Centre (ROC) which is set up on land at Anschütz…

SpaceX, ABS Ink JDP on Remotely Controlled Rocket Recovery Droneships

Jun 15, 2022

SpaceX  and ABS signed a joint development project (JDP) to review the remotely controlled functions of autonomous rocket recovery droneships used for booster rocket recovery at sea.The rocket recovery droneships are modified to include an expanded deck to increase the size of the landing platform…

Horton Joins Greensea

Jun 01, 2021

Greensea hired Greg Horton as Senior Robotics Engineer to lead engineering associated with SafeC2, Greensea’s long-range command and control capability, which is providing the US Navy the capability of conducting water-borne Explosive Ordnance…

RECOTUG: Development Starts on 'World-First' Remote-Control Tugboat

Feb 23, 2021

Svitzer, Kongsberg Maritime and the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) signed a deal to jointly develop the RECOTUG, touted as the world’s first commercial tug to be fully operated from a remote operations center on shore.Each organization delivers…

Maine Maritime Academy Partners with SailPlan

Jan 26, 2021

Maine Maritime Academy (MMA) announced Tuesday it is partnering with maritime technology company SailPlan to accelerate the development of an intelligent vessel’s navigation platform and shoreside vessel control.The academy said it equip its fleet…

‘ROBOSHIP’ Takes to the Water off Japan

Nov 11, 2020

As maritime barrels toward an autonomous future, the ROBOSHIP Joint Value Creation Project is one that is making waves, literally and figuratively, as a proof of concept (PoC) test using two actual surface vessels was jointly conducted on November 11…

Cavotec Launches Automated Vacuum Mooring Solution

Oct 27, 2020

A next generation automated vacuum mooring solution from Cavotec is designed to reduce fuel consumption and increase port productivity by simplifying and accelerating the mooring process. Cavotec, a Swiss-headquartered manufacturer of connection…

All-electric Autonomous RoRo Ships Under Development

Sep 01, 2020

Kongsberg Maritime and Massterly (a Kongsberg Wilhelmsen joint venture) have signed contracts with the Norwegian grocery distributor ASKO to equip two new all-electric vessels with autonomous technology, and to manage their operations at sea…

Crew Training for a Future that Includes Autonomous Vessels

May 20, 2020

As we continue to contemplate a future with ships transitioning to automated and autonomous operations, the need for new and innovated crew training will only increase. Our current and future ship crews will need to straddle both new and existing vessel operation technology…

The Final Word: COVID-19 & the Treatment of Seafarers

May 20, 2020

Frank Coles, CEO, Wallem Group, is known to “call ‘em like he sees ‘em”. We caught up with Coles via video conference from Hong Kong last month to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on maritime, the future of digitalization and autonomy, and the shameful treatment of seafarers…

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