Rolls-Royce: Unmanned ships moving closer

One of the biggest subcontractors to the shipping industry, British Rolls-Royce, says that unmanned ships could be a reality within the next decade.

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Industrial robots, drone planes, and other precision engineering that replaces human labor with machines could become a reality within the next decade, says British engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce.

The company, which is probably best know to the public for its cars and plane engines, is also one of the major international players in the maritime industry, with offices across most of the world. But whereas cars and planes can already be remote controlled and are becoming increasingly popular for commercial use, this has yet to happen in the shipping industry.

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