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Self-driving robots are the new longshoremen on waterfronts

A Los Angeles marine-cargo facility demonstrates how autonomous technology could revolutionize freight transport as much as personal travel. Backers say it doubles the speed of loading and unloading ships, saving money, boosting profits and potentially reducing emissions.

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