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Rolls-Royce Opens Autonomous Ship Tech R&D Facility

Rolls-Royce Opens Autonomous Ship Tech R&D Facility - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Rolls-Royce Opens Autonomous Ship Tech R&D Facility - top government contractors - best government contracting eventRolls-Royce has opened a facility in Finland to research and develop autonomous technology for shipping operations.

The company said Thursday it aims to conduct R&D projects in the areas of autonomous navigation, land-based control and artificial intelligence at the new center.

The facility includes a Remote and Autonomous Experience Space designed as a venue for showcasing autonomous technology platforms that have been completed or  are still under development.

Rolls-Royce noted it will also use the Experience Space to collaborate with partners in efforts to craft autonomous shipping rules and standards.

The company launched its first-ever autonomous ship development effort — User Experience for Complex Systems — in January 2012.

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