"Seagoing Robots - Autonomy in the Maritime Industry" with Capt. Lauren Lamm
Chatham Marconi Maritime Center welcomes Capt. Lauren Lamm to its virtual Speaker Series on Thursday, April 1 at 7:00 PM
As a means of reducing human error and increasing reliability at sea, autonomous vessel operation is a tool that will make the marine sector safer and more efficient. Our speaker will discuss autonomy as applied to the maritime industry, and showcase this emerging technology with a live demonstration of autonomous vessel operation in Boston Harbor. The demonstration will include mission planning, remote operation and autonomous collision avoidance.
A Boston native, Lauren Lamm grew up hearing stories of her father’s U.S. Coast Guard career. While in high school, she attended a Science Technology Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) program at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy (MMA) and knew her career would follow in his footsteps. Lamm reaffirmed her passion for bridge navigation aboard ships during her freshman year’s MMA Sea Term, and pursued a career at sea following her 2013 graduation from the Academy. She went on to earn a Master of Science in Maritime Business Management degree from MMA in 2020. Today, Captain Lauren Lamm is the Vessel Test Lead at Sea Machines Robotics, Inc. She tests the company’s products for commercial vessels and provides recommendations from the mariner’s perspective that make the technology easier to use and more intuitive. Capt. Lamm is a founding member of the Northeast Chapter of the Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA).
Readers interested in learning more about our speaker and her topic are invited to explore the Sea Machines website: https://sea-machines.com/ .
About the Chatham Marconi Speaker Series
Programs are presented on Thursday evenings during the Summer, and on the first Thursday of each month from October through May. Subjects are drawn from the resources of the Marconi-RCA Wireless Museum, the STEM After Hours program, or member-suggested topics related to its mission. For the foreseeable future the series will be presented virtually, or if conditions permit in a hybrid format with a limited live audience.