£1m robot ship to sail past the Hoe today
The Herald|December 16, 2021
AUTONOMOUS SHIP UNDERGOING SEA TRIALS BEFORE ATLANTIC TRIP
ELLIOT BALL

A £lm robotic ship which was forced to turn back as it tried to make its way across the Atlantic Ocean, is back out on the water and completing test runs.

And as a part of the early sea trials, the team behind the incredible Mayflower Autonomous Ship (MAS) has planned a Christmas display past Plymouth Hoe and they want as many people out there as possible.

The AI-controlled vessel will sail past the city landmark today between 4.15 pm and 4.30 pm.

The idea behind the ship was to mark 400 years since the original Mayflower sailed for America. Unlike the original ship, the MAS is a 15m long, aluminum-hulled trimaran, which is bristling with the latest sensors and AI (artificial intelligence).

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