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ToTug / A parking assist system for ships


ToTug is an AUV (Autonomous Underwater Vehicle), an underwater drone that acts and communicates in the swarm. Their task is to collect ships and freighters in front of the harbor and take them to their berth. ToTug no longer tug the ship but, pushes and presses it. The pilot no longer has to be on board. He takes his place in the Habour command Center, where the drones send out and can intervene as necessary. ToTug creates a bridge to the industry 4.0. With it, we can expand automation in the port, thus enabling a smooth and faster flow.


HfG Offenbach am Main

HfG Offenbach am Main
University of Art and Design
Offenbach am Main, Germany

Yves Kaprolat,
HfG Offenbach am Main