It is 25 meters long, eight meters wide and its three-meter-high hulls are packed with measurement and control technology: the newly christened research catamaran “MS Wavelab” should learn to act autonomously on the water in the Bay of Kiel in the coming years. To do this, the future ferry must first develop a kind of self-image, i.e. orientate itself in its surroundings and recognize the edge of the water.

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