Witness the creation and maiden voyage of the Mayflower Autonomous Ship (MAS), the first fully autonomous vessel. Created by Promare and partners, this unmanned vessel runs on solar energy and uses IBM AI, automation, cloud and edge technologies to provide a safer, more cost-effective alternative to manned ships. Designed for long-term sea exploration, MAS will gather ocean data for critical issues like global warming, pollution and impacts on marine life. See the story unfold through a multi-part docuseries.
Journey and the Crow's Nest
Episode 6: Journey and the Crow's Nest
We’ll document the Mayflower's harrowing journey— the culmination of the team’s hard work. Alternating between the Mayflower's control room and key moments from the voyage, we’ll witness the ship's epic journey take place. This is the culmination of all the different IBM technologies working in tandem, but will it be enough for the MAS to succeed? See the team members’ reactions to how the ship performed and, if everything goes as expected, end on the vessel’s grand arrival in the US.
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Learn about the creation of the Mayflower Autonomous Ship and how ProMare and IBM are using AI, automation, edge and cloud technologies to change marine exploration and shipping.