AVATAR - Project partners contributed to a Nature article on autonomous ships

02 March 2023 - Published by Tom Pauwels
Research gaps in autonomous sailing identified.

AVATAR project partners Rudy Negenborn (TU Delft | Mechanical Engineering ) and Peter Slaets (KU Leuven) contributed to a Nature article on autonomous ships.

Research gaps in six key areas are described:

(i) understanding the challenges at different levels of autonomy;
(ii) defining the role of humans;
(iii) assuring safety and security;
(iv) rethinking ports;
(v) embedding autonomy in legal and regulatory frameworks;
(vi) setting out the case for autonomous ships.

The full article is available here.

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