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SmartShip – Focusing on Autonomous Ships and continuing on the success from 2018.

In 2018, Kongsberg Maritime, Kongsberg Digital and the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment introduced a new student summer project called «SmartShip». The project was a success that gained significant attention both within the organisation and externally through publications and reports in local and national news:


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The project will be continued in 2019 and will again focus on enabling technologies for autonomous sailing, operating autonomous ships and the utilisation of simulation and advanced analytics for autonomous ships. 

The project is a collaboration between several student teams consisting of 2-7 students each where each team focuses on different aspects of the "SmartShip" concept.

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Autonomous Control

One team will be located at KONGSBERGs facilities in Horten, where the work is related to the autonomy controller that is running on the ship. The goal for the summer is to integrate the autonomy controller on-board a vehicle, and make it sail autonomously at sea outside our facilities.

Autonomous Fleet Control Centre

The second team will also be located in Horten, and will focus on the concept of remote supervision and control of autonomous ships, including elements of ship monitoring, situational awareness and human-machine interaction.

Cloud Solutions / Simulation

The third team will mainly be located in Asker or Horten, and will focus on decision support for autonomous fleet operators, simulation and communication from ships to shore via the cloud utilizing the KONGSBERG digital platform KognifAI.

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