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34 MARITIME REPORTER & ENGINEERING NEWS ? FEBRUARY 2013 ROBOTICSThat was Then ... In some circles Robert J. Murphy is touted as the father of the USV. Above is the Interceptor at speed during trials at Lake Lochsola, FL, in 2007.This is Now... The UAE is a ?hot market? for USV tech, prompting the Abu Dhabi-based Al Seer Marine and 5G International tie-up. However, military markets are the tip of the iceberg, as Murphy and company envision the platform invading a host of commercial marine markets. Below is a vision of how a Laboratory at Sea could be con gured. Photo copyright R. MurphyMR #2 (34-41).indd 34MR #2 (34-41).indd 342/1/2013 10:33:21 AM2/1/2013 10:33:21 AM

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