© 2021 KASU
webBanner_6-1440x90 - gradient overlay (need black logo).png
Your Connection to Music, News, Arts and Views for Over 60 Years
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
THANK YOU for helping KASU reach our $50,000 Spring Fundraising goal! Also, thanks to the 100+ donors who supported KASU during A-State's Day of Giving!

Autonomous Robot Ship Mayflower Sets Sail Mid-May

The Mayflower autonomous ship. (Tom Barnes for IBM)
The Mayflower autonomous ship. (Tom Barnes for IBM)

A new Mayflower — powered mostly by solar — will travel from Plymouth, England, to Plymouth, Massachusetts, without humans. While some laud the AI ship’s mission to collect data for scientific research, there are questions about the use of the Mayflower name and baggage that comes with it.

Ari Daniel of IEEE Spectrum reports.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.