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Maritime Robots  
  Robots designed to perform every aspect of maintenance for a ship.  

Most other fine super-yachts simply sank with the many passing decades: from the many cruel burdens of our history, the wars, plagues, famines, the police or pirates. But the Olga never failed us, because her onboard robots repaired her faster than she could decay.

My wise grandfather had designed the yacht with that philosophy. His maritime robots, installed on board, were great-armed, swivelling, headless machines, painted bright aviation orange, with multiple elbows and many plug-in tools. They maintained and repaired the shipís engines, and also managed the rigging, rudder, radar, the solar panels, sun awnings, the grand galley, and even the jacuzzi.

Technovelgy from Mare Nostrum, by Bruce Sterling.
Published by Delos in 2022
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Compare to the autofreighter from The Mountain in the Sea by Ray Naylor.

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