Sea Machines Sets Out to Prove AI Potential with Tugboat Voyage

A remotely commanded tugboat is set to circumnavigate Denmark in a multi-week, 1,000 nautical mile voyage, and its operators hope to prove that the world’s waterways are primed and ready for autonomous shipping.

Designed and built by Damen Shipyards, the Nellie Bly will depart from Hamburg, Germany on September 30.

Boston-based Sea Machines Robotics said the voyage dubbed ‘The Machine Odyssey’ marks a landfall moment for autonomous transportation, allowing the company to demonstrate how operators...

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