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China is building the world's largest facility for robot ship research

Wanshan covers more than 225 square nautical miles of ocean.

Yunzhou Tech Jin Dou Yun China robot unmanned ship

Jin Dou Yun

The Jin Dou Yun is a small robot freighter designed by Yunzhou Tech. (Yes, it has a bridge for personnel, in case humans are needed for tasks like harbor piloting.)

Yunzhou Tech

China is looking to establish itself as a leader in

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