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Chia-Jung (Tina) Hsu

As an engineer in the system development section of SOIC (Ship and Ocean Industries R&D Center) for a number of years, Tina Hsu has participated in the programming of ship maneuvering simulators and autonomous ships, focusing especially on sensing device integration. The ship maneuvering simulators Hsu developed in SOIC have been widely used in many training cases such as those of the navy, marine transportation companies and schools. Their function of autonomous ship simulation has been helping the development of decision making algorithms for autonomous yachts, sightseeing ships and marine debris cleaning boats.


Autonomous ships on rivers and in harbors in Taiwan

Taiwan has announced the Unmanned Vehicles Technology Innovative Experimentation Act in December 2018, the first of its kind in the world covering autonomous vehicles on land, at sea, and in the air. As a ship and maritime technology R&D institution, SOIC has been developing fully-electric autonomous Sightseeing Ships and a marine debris cleaning boat. The remote-control station is included. The Sightseeing Ships has carried thousands of passengers and auto-sailed hundreds of kilometers. The cleaning boat has passed the fields test phase and are participating in the harbor cleaning missions.