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How an autonomous driving bill becomes law

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Two years ago, no state legislature had even contemplated self-driving cars. Now, three states have passed legislation, several more are considering it, and Nevada's DMV has issued the world's first autonomous vehicle test plates to Google.

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Stanford’s Self-Driving Car Tears It Up On Racetrack – Tops 120 MPH | Singularity Hub

Stanford’s Self-Driving Car Tears It Up On Racetrack – Tops 120 MPH | Singularity Hub | The Robot Times | Scoop.it

The current run through Thunderhill is another example of how Stanford and Volkswagen engineers are set on pushing robotic car performance to its limits, quite different from Google’s singular goal of teaching their car how to obey traffic signs and avoid joggers.

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Matternet » Google Solve for X

Matternet » Google Solve for X | The Robot Times | Scoop.it

We take it for granted today that you can put data out on the Internet and it will sort of magically move to anywhere else on the planet. What if there were a Matternet that could do the same thing with physical objects? Sounds like FedEx, perhaps, but what if this worked even where there were no roads? Andreas explains how this could be done.

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Google scientists find evidence of machine learning

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A neural network created by connecting 16,000 computer processors appears to support biologists' theories on how the human brain identifies objects. Hint: It's all about the cats. Read this blog post by Steven Musil on Cutting Edge.
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Why a Rat is Still Smarter than Google?

Why a Rat is Still Smarter than Google? | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
The two scientists spoke on The world festival of Science in New York, after the premiere of “The Creator: Alan Turing and the Future of Thinking Machines”, a fantastic movie about the visionary of the artificial intelligence, Alan ...
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This $20 Trillion Rock Could Turn a Startup Into Earth's Richest Company

This $20 Trillion Rock Could Turn a Startup Into Earth's Richest Company | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Meet Amun 3554. Doesn't look like much, right? Little more than a mile wide, it's one of the smallest M-class (metal-bearing) asteroids yet discovered.
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Autonomous Vehicles Now Legal in California | Autopia | Wired.com

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At Google's headquarters in Mountain View, California, Governor Jerry Brown was joined on stage by Sergey Brin to sign a new law that would allow autonomous vehicles to operate on California roads.
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Rise of Consumer Robots: Google’s Driverless Car and iRobot - F, GM, GOOG, HMC, IRBT - Foolish Blogging Network

Rise of Consumer Robots: Google’s Driverless Car and iRobot - F, GM, GOOG, HMC, IRBT - Foolish Blogging Network | The Robot Times | Scoop.it

According to a research report by MarketsandMarkets, the global industrial robotics market is expected to grow to $32.8 billion by 2017.

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Future Talk 32-1, Artificial Intelligence

Interview with Peter Norvig, Director of Research at Google, on progress being made in artificial intelligence. Self driving cars are discussed.
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Google doodles a Turing Machine

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Google is celebrating mathematician Alan Turing's 100th birthday with a Turing Machine as a Google doodle. That's the latest in the list of honours for a man who was a World War II code-breaker driven to suicide for being gay.
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Augmented Reality comes to JavaScript

Augmented Reality comes to JavaScript | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Motion tracking demo by HTML5 Rocks Last week, Kevin gave us the lowdown on the exciting new getUserMedia device API coming to browser...
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Google's Project Glass augmented reality glasses begin testing

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A long-rumored Google project, the Project Glass augmented reality glasses were unveiled today by Google on a new Google+ page. The project is specifically from the Google X, the company's "secret...

 

Another great interface which will change human-robot interaction too.

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