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Forget self-driving cars, Amsterdam is getting self-driving canal boats

The “roboats” will transport people and goods, as well as gather data on pollution and pull up discarded bicycles The many canals of the "Venice of the North" may soon get some high-tech traffic. The new Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS) is teaming up with researchers from MIT to develop a fleet of self-steering robot boats. Named roboats, the autonomous watercraft could move people and goods around the city, and even combine into a temporary bridge or two.
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