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A group in the European Union, that includes engineers from Rolls Royce, is working on a project called the Maritime Unmanned Navigation through Intelligence Networks, or MUNIN, that is trying to come up with a way to develop remotely controlled autonomous seafaring ships. A multi-country group in the European Union, that includes engineers from Rolls Royce, is working on a project called the Maritime Unmanned Navigation through Intelligence Networks, or MUNIN, that is trying to develop autonomous ships that can be remotely controlled from the shore.Stirring up the debate, representatives from Rolls Royce, a giant aerospace and marine corporation, have reportedly called for a “public debate on the switch from crewed cargo vessels to autonomous ships as part of a wider drive by industry to use advanced automation technology.” There are several potential benefits to having an unmanned vessel, like a reduction in operating costs for food and living quarters for the crew, and fewe