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Roboats Ahoy - Amsterdam Canals Picked to Test Self-driving Fleet

Self-driving boats and assemblies of robotic platforms will one day shuttle people and goods along Amsterdam's centuries-old canals - if a project part-funded by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology bears fruit. Researchers said on Monday they hope to launch the first prototypes of craft they have christened "roboats" in the Dutch city in 2017.  "Imagine a fleet of autonomous boats," said professor Carlo Ratti of MIT, which donated 20 million euros...

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