Although navigating in hyperspace requires a mass pointer and a living pilot, apparently a starship on a well-surveyed route can be steered on a pre-set course by an autopilot. They also steer ships in normal space; during his 2641 flyby survey of neutron star BVS-1, Beowulf Shaeffer referred to his ship being steered by "my faithful metal watchdog."

See also Pregnant Banana, translator.

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"Neutron Star", "At the Core", Ringworld

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