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BOAUT - Boundaries Of AUTonomy

Assuring autonomous ships can operate as safely as manned ships: the role of onshore operators.

Autonomous vessels are designed to deviate from their planned missions when they detect hazardous situations. However, deviations based on erroneous information or system faults can lead to collisions, loss of ships, etc. This can be harmful to humans, the environment and economic values.

The project will demonstrate and validate how onshore operators can detect and diagnose hazardous deviations by autonomous marine vessels in time for mitigating action.

The goal of the project is to investigate if it is possible to assure that, with the support of an onshore monitoring centre, autonomous ships can operate as safely as manned ships. 

KTH Contacts: Fredrik Asplund (fasplund and Pernilla Ulfvengren (pernilla.ulfvengren

Project Partners:
University of York , Carmenta Geospatial Technologies , Undheim Systems , Vindö Marin 

Autonomous Shipping Vessels short video  (3 mins)

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