Unmanned ship development

prv

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Ah, as sung about by the Fishermen's Friends :)

Floating computer dressed up like a ship,
Skippered and crewed by a micro chip.
Soon they'll be sailing by remote control,
And that'll be pleasing to the owner's soul.
They'll send their ships from dock to dock,
While sat upon their arse in an office block.


(I don't think they originally wrote the song, but they're the ones I heard perform it.)

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On remote loudspeaker via an office in Chelmsford;

" Terribly sorry about that and hope your boat wasn't too valuable, we'd have loved to alter course a few degrees but we're running Windows 8 at the moment ".
 

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Presumably if these were ever allowed to put to sea their watchkeeping capability would have to match the best human equivalent, they would not be subject to alcohol intoxication or fatigue or be prone to show off to impress the opposite sex, and they would be programmed to follow Colregs. What's not to like?
 
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