seatec - Finnish marine technology review 2/2016 - Page 40

New research projects for autonomous ship technologies by: MERJA KIHL AND ARI MONONEN photos: ROLLS-ROYCE PLC. The idea of unmanned cargo ships could become a reality on the world’s oceans within ten years – or at least many serious Finnish researchers and international manufacturers of marine technology strongly believe so. In current research projects, the aim is to draw up concepts for remote-controlled and fully automatic vessels. 38 seatec 2/2016