Lloyd’s Register (LR)
Address: London, 71 Fenchurch Street,London EC3M 4BS, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 20 7709 9166
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Last modified: 2017-09-13
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Lloyd’s Register (LR) is a global engineering, technical and business services organisation wholly owned by the Lloyd’s Register Foundation, a UK charity dedicated to research and education in science and engineering. Founded in 1760 as a marine classification society, LR now operates across many industry sectors, with some 8,000 employees in 78 countries.
LR has a long-standing reputation for integrity, impartiality and technical excellence. Its compliance, risk and technical consultancy services give clients confidence that their assets and businesses are safe, sustainable and dependable. Through its global technology centres and research network, LR is at the forefront of understanding the application of new science and technology to future-proof its clients’ businesses.
This latest report on autonomous maritime systems builds upon the work that the LR Foundation is involved with in this area. The Foundation’s Foresight review on robotics and autonomous systems: Serving a safer world was published in October 2016. The report found that there are some important areas which need addressing if society is to see the safety benefits from the implementation of robotics and autonomous systems (RAS). RAS is one of these emerging research disciplines which the Foundation can help to develop. Smart, connected machines, or robotics and autonomous systems (RAS), are acting as tools to support us, making independent decisions and even learning. They act and sense in the real world, connected and collaborating in the internet of things, generating and enabled by large quantities of data, using artificial intelligence to reason, classify, control and interact. They have emerged from research prototypes into practical applications.