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Aussie Bluebottles show signs of intelligence

24th June 2019 - 10:41 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong

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Ocius Technology announced on 17 June that two of its Bluebottle autonomous persistent USVs had begun running scenarios off the coast of New South Wales in Australia to test team behaviours and intelligent networking.

A week earlier, two of the USVs named Bob and Bruce combined with three other simulated Bluebottles to ‘demonstrate how a team of five Bluebottles can patrol and guard an asset in the ocean’.

During this particular trial, Ulladulla Marine Rescue provided one of its vessels to act as a suspected illegal intruder. When the 5.6m-long Bruce detected this vessel, it broadcast the information to other

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Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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