DAEJEON, Apr. 26 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean researchers are embarking on a project to develop next-generation automation technology for naval vessels using artificial intelligence (AI) technology.
The Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials (KIMM) has joined hands with Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. to develop AI-based emergency prediction and response technology.
The project aims to develop autonomous systems to address various emergencies and detect failures in critical devices onboard using smart valve and sensor networks.
The institute also plans to develop programs to calculate the essential number of crew onboard.
KIMM is currently devising new designs for vessels that can raise the ship’s survivability based on analysis of indoor noise/underwater radiated noise and vibration/impact resistance.
The institute is also developing various automation systems as modern ships typically require fewer crew members.
KIMM, in cooperation with Hyundai Heavy Industries, has also been working on next-generation fuel battery cells for vessels as well as commercializing liquified natural gas.
“In the era of Fourth Industrial Revolution, we as a public institution are teaming up with the private sector to include new technology on our vessels,” said Park Cheon-hong, director of KIMM.
“We expect that the new project will contribute positively to our national defense.”
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