Excerpt from BOSTInno:
A small yellow tugboat, the Nellie Bly, sailed into port in Hamburg, Germany on Friday morning after a journey of more than 1,000 nautical miles around Denmark. But this wasn’t just any tugboat: While toward the end, it was steered by two operators on board who guided it through narrow waters, during most of the journey it was being controlled remotely from a waterfront conference room in Boston.
Sea Machines Robotics Inc., the Boston-based company behind the trip, usually tests its autonomous vehicles in waters closer to home – another of its tugboats could be seen from the office window navigating Boston Harbor on Friday morning. But the two-week Denmark journey was a chance for the startup to stretch its sea legs and dip its toes in the waters of something a little bigger.
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