Marine Control Systems & Remote Helm Controls for Commercial Marine Vessels

Common Questions About Autonomous Marine Technologies

By Mike Ball / 01 Jul 2020

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Sea Machines has created an article that provides answers to questions commonly received by the company about autonomous marine technologies such as unmanned surface vessels (USVs), and how these systems impact maritime professionals and vessel operations.

Read the article on Sea Machines’ website here (also features a form allowing you to send in additional questions)

The topics covered in this article include:

  • The seven levels of autonomy for commercial marine operations, from manual operation to unmanned, as defined by Lloyd’s Register
  • Distinguishing between the terms “autonomous” and “unmanned”
  • How autonomy supports on-board crew and commercial marine operations
  • Industry regulations concerning autonomous and unmanned vessels
  • The increasing adoption of autonomous vessels and ships

To find out more, or to contact Sea Machines with your own questions concerning autonomous and marine unmanned systems, visit Sea Machines’ website.

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Posted by Mike Ball Mike Ball is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passion for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years. Connect & Contact