Singapore-based startup F-drones has claimed to have conducted the first commercial BVLOS (beyond visual line of sight) drone delivery in Singapore on 19 April 2020. The drone delivered 2 kg of vitamins over 2.7 km in 7 minutes, to a ship managed by Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS).
An international team including scientists from Georgia Tech captured new images and first-of-its-kind data from deep beneath an Antarctic glacier. This aims to help scientists better understand the impact of one of Antarctica’s fastest changing regions and its impact on future sea level rise.
IBM and Raw Seafoods are collaborating through the IBM Food Trust, a blockchain-based platform that promotes food traceability, safety, and sustainability. This information will automatically be shared with other members of the scallop supply chain.
MOL collaborated with Oki Electric Industry (OKI), to launch a joint study on the use of OKI’s bird’s-eye view monitoring system to monitor a 360° field of view around a tugboat. The system was installed on the tugboat Asaka Maru and a preliminary experiment was conducted.
NYK conducted, what it claims to be, the first autonomous navigation trial for a large commercial ship under the Interim Guidelines for Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships by the IMO.
Starting from 1st October, Hong Kong-based blockchain technology firm 300cubits has decided to suspend the operation of the Booking Deposit Module, claiming lack of clarity in regulatory regimes surrounding digital currencies.
The port authority of Rotterdam and North Sea Port conducted tests using an underwater robot that will be used to inspect quays, given that inspections are still being conducted by divers; The partners aim to replace the divers with robots for safety reasons.
To investigate the unexplored oceans covering most our planet, researchers aim to build an underwater network of interconnected sensors that send data to the surface; — an underwater “internet of things.” MIT researchers could use a battery-free underwater communication system that uses near-zero power to transmit sensor data.
Saildrone, a seven-metre long, wind-powered unmanned surface vehicle (USV) is the first unmanned system to circumnavigate Antarctica. The vehicle, also called SD 1020, had climate-grade sensors installed, and had gathered data in previously unchartered waters, providing an additional insight into ocean and climate processes.
School of Computing at Robert Gordon University’s, funded by The Data Lab, latest successful collaboration with DNV GL, uses Machine Learning to create a fully automated solution to analyse and process complex engineering drawings. The project is called ‘Images to Data’.
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