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We sail autonomously.

Captain AI develops the world’s first safe fully autonomous shipping solution. We combine high-fidelity simulation with cutting-edge sensors and state-of-the-art deep learning techniques.
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High fidelity simulator

We use Nautis, a high-fidelity simulator from Vstep, to test and validate our code before we test it in the real world. This makes quick iterations possible while saving on emissions, fuel costs and other resources.

Neural networks

We are building a pipeline for fully automatic data collection and labeling. We do this in order to create dependable predictions of the behavior of vessels and other factors. We use the latest AI models for object detection, image classification and instance segmentation to create comprehensive situational awareness with radar and cameras.


For data visualization of 3D scenes, plots and sensor data dat we have built Captain AI Cloud, our scalable cloud infrastructure solution. For our route planner we generate optimal and real time paths by processing terabytes of data in the cloud.  

Sensor suite

We use a variety of inputs for our sensor fusion algorithm, in order to create a reliable view of every situation. We make use of radar, cameras, GPS, Octance, sonar and AIS already installed on most vessels.

Test vessels

We have access to several vessels from our customers in the port of Rotterdam and Antwerp region: Watertaxi 12 from Watertaxi Rotterdam, the RPA3 a patrol vessel from the Port of Rotterdam Authority, The RT Borkum, a tugboat from Kotug International and several inland vessels. We test our software on a regular basis in the busiest port in Europe.

Safety & security

Autonomous shipping can only be realised if optimal safety, redundancy and security are prime focus points. We work closely together with the Port of Rotterdam Authority and Rijkswaterstaat and work with the highest security and safety standards.

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