Maritime Unmanned Navigation through Intelligence in Networks: The MUNIN project
Paper in proceeding, 2013

This paper introduces the MUNIN project attempting to put a 200 meter long bulk carrier under autonomous control. The paper gives a motivation and an overview of the project as well as present some of the key research questions dealing with the human intervention possibilities. As a fallback option the unmanned ship is monitored by a shore control center which has the ability to take direct control if necessary. A challenge for the unmanned ship is the interaction with other manned ships.

Unmanned ships

autonomous ships



Thomas Porathe

Chalmers, Shipping and Marine Technology, Division of Maritime Operations

Hans-Christoph Burmeister

Ørnulf Jan Rødseth

12th International Conference on Computer and IT Applications in the Maritime Industries, COMPIT’13, Cortona, 15-17 April 2013

978-3-89220-663-7 (ISBN)

Areas of Advance

Information and Communication Technology


Subject Categories

Computer and Information Science

Transport Systems and Logistics

Human Computer Interaction

Computer Vision and Robotics (Autonomous Systems)



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