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Robotic ships from Rolls-Royce (not that one) could carry out naval missions without a crew

New autonomous vessels possible within a decade.
Autonomous ship concept

Autonomous ship concept

Without a need for people on board, the ship can instead use space that would go to crew quarters to store drones instead.

Rolls Royce PLC

Robotic ships are the stuff of science fiction and the United States Navy. In 2016, the Navy christened Sea Hunter, a 132-foot-long, fully autonomous vessel designed to patrol the ocean and look for submarines lurking beneath the surface. Sea Hunter is the culmination of a six-year-long project by DARPA and the Office of Naval Research

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