23 Jun 2022

Autonomous Everything: The First Autonomous Ship Crosses the Atlantic Ocean

The Mayflower Autonomous Ship Project (MAS400) is a collaboration between ProMare and IBM Research.  The project is also affiliated with the Submergence Group, A U.K. company that “designs and manufactures manned and unmanned submersibles. In a voyage lasting 40 days and conquering approximately 3,500 unmanned miles at sea, the Mayflower Autonomous Ship arrived in North America in Halifax, Nova Scotia on June 5, 2022…with no human captain or onboard crew, MAS is the first self-directed autonomous ship with technology that is scalable and extendible to traverse the Atlantic Ocean.” 

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09 Aug 2021

Pentagon Advances Experiments with Autonomous Barges to Replenish Aircraft

The Defense Department is allegedly gearing up to test a full-scale autonomous ocean replenishment system that utilizes technology-driven kits that are able to transform existing barges into self-moving platforms with the ability to land and refuel military aircraft. If successful, the barges will comprise a network of smart, technology-powered floating

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