Robots drones to spot the pirate boats

LADAR pictures in 3D will help to capture pirates Image: ONR

Robot drones are to help in the anti-piracy fight as they will soon be able to distinguish small pirate boats from other vessels, solving a problem for operators who must try to tell the difference in congested waters.

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