Robotic Mayflower ship sets sail for the US again after first attempt failed
Apr 29, 2022
AI, captain! Crewless Mayflower Autonomous Ship sets sail for America AGAIN after first attempt to recreate the pioneers' historic journey across the Atlantic failed after just three days
Mayflower Autonomous Ship is a 50-foot-long autonomous research vessel piloted by artificial intelligence
It departed from Plymouth on Wednesday, and if all goes to plan, it will reach Virginia in about three weeks
The vessel has no human captain or crew, and is instead using AI and automation to go across the Atlantic
This week's launch follows a failed attempt to send the ship to the US in June due to a 'minor mechanical issue'