Images of Research: Hope for humanity

The shape of ships to come

Category: Hope for humanity


A black and white computer-generated graphic showing various boat designs

With the pressing need to combat climate change, greener designs for complex engineering objects like ships are essential. Our research focuses on harnessing the power of generative AI to create innovative solutions that contribute to a greener future for shipping. The image depicts ship designs generated using our tool that allows designers to explore new and unseen design spaces for more sustainable and efficient ships.

Entrant: Shahroz Khan , Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering

Copyright: Shahroz Khan

Funding: This work received funding from: the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 860843, and the Royal Society under the HINGE (Human InteractioN supported Generative modEls for creative designs) project via their "International Exchanges 2021 Round 2" funding call.

Collaborators: Dr Panagiotis Kaklis (University of Strathclyde), Dr Kosa Goucher-Lambert (University of California, Berkeley)


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