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Amazon Robots Have Hit the Streets

MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW – 24 January 2019 – The e-commerce giant is field testing a new machine, called Amazon Scout, for handling some packages. The news: Amazon says it’s launching a trial of its robot, which

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Smart City Tech Would Make Military Bases Safer

(WIRED) – THE LAST TIME the Pentagon directed all of its bases to raise their threat level, the danger came from an unlikely source: social media. That’s where accounts connected

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As Self-Driving Cars Approach, the Auto Industry Races to Rebuild

(WIRED) – WHEN FORD EXECUTIVES started dropping in on Silicon Valley startups a couple of years ago, they were met with less than warm receptions. The stalwart car company was

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Airbus Plans to Test Self-Driven Airborne Taxi by the End of 2017

(TECH CRUNCH) – Airbus is not kidding around about flying cars – the maker of airborne transportation vehicles plans to test out a prototype self-flying small urban transport made for

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Las Vegas Launches the First Electric Autonomous Shuttle on U.S. Public Roads

(TECH CRUNCH) –  Las Vegas, transportation beat reporters can’t quit you; CES was like a car extravaganza, and now you’re launching a self-driving, fully electric shuttle on public streets. By Darrell

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The Next Transportation Secretary Seems Pretty Down With Self-Driving Cars

(WIRED) – IT IS PERHAPS a stretch to call Elaine Chao, President-Elect Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of transportation, “hip with it.” The Kentucky resident today sat for her fourth

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The Rise of the Robots?

(BBC) – The rise of the robots could be next year’s big story. Ever since the Luddites smashed their first loom, mechanisation has been putting people out of work. But

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The Very Human Problem Blocking the Path to Self-Driving Cars

(WIRED) – IT WAS A game of Dots that pushed Erik Coelingh to rethink his entire approach to self-driving cars. Coelingh, Volvo’s head of safety and driver assist technologies, was

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What the New NHTSA Guidelines Mean for Self-Driving Cars

(TECH CRUNCH) – In September, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued guidelines for the testing and deployment of autonomous vehicles. The important thing to remember for now is that

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Exotic ‘Twilight Zone’ Reef Is Brimming With Unique Forms of Life

(GIZMODO) – We tend to think of coral reefs as luminous, undersea jungles that pepper the shallow, scuba-friendly tropics. But deeper down, in a region about as bright as Pluto

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