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Move Over Drones, Driverless Cars, Unmanned Ship up Next

A self-driving, 132-foot military ship sits at a maritime terminal Monday, May 2, 2016, in San Diego. The Pentagon's research arm is launching tests on the world's largest unmanned surface vessel designed to travel thousands of miles out at sea without a single crew member on board. (AP Photo/Julie Watson)
A self-driving, 132-foot military ship sits at a maritime terminal Monday, May 2, 2016, in San Diego. The Pentagon's research arm is launching tests on the world's largest unmanned surface vessel designed to travel thousands of miles out at sea without a single crew member on board. (AP Photo/Julie Watson)

SAN DIEGO—It’s not only drones and driverless cars that may become the norm someday — ocean-faring ships might also run without captains or crews. The...


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