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Self-driving cars could ease traffic, but increase sprawl

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Toyota to test self-driving, talking Concept-i car by about 2020

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Robots Take Over Boston’s City Hall Plaza At Tech Event

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Self-driving cars: Not ready yet, but new rules open a path

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Waymo is the first company to give a detailed self-driving safety report to federal officials

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Amazon is winning the smart home speaker wars by a huge margin

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Drones Let Scientists Get Inside Humpback Whale Blowholes

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Israel Aerospace Industries, Hankuk Carbon, to make drones
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel Aerospace Industries says it has formed a joint venture with Korean company Hankuk Carbon to make unmanned aircraft together. It says the new company, called Korea Aviation Technologies, will develop drones with vertical takeoff and landing capabilities. Its products will be aimed at both the military and civilian markets in South Korea. The two companies signed their joint venture agreement on Tuesday at the International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition in Seoul   Read More ...
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Israel Aerospace Industries, Hankuk Carbon, to make drones
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel Aerospace Industries says it has formed a joint venture with Korean company Hankuk Carbon to make unmanned aircraft together. It says the new company, called Korea Aviation Technologies, will develop drones with vertical takeoff and landing capabilities. Its products will be aimed at both the military and civilian markets in South Korea. The two companies signed their joint venture agreement on Tuesday at the International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition in Seoul   Read More ...
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Google drones will drop burritos into people's yards in Australia
Drones bearing piping hot burritos are about to start swooping down on the Australian countryside. At least, that's the plan for Google affiliate Project Wing, which on Tuesday announced new tests of its drone delivery service with two Australian businesses, a Mexican taqueria chain and a drugstore company. It's not the first time the Project Wing team has used drones to send people burritos   Read More ...
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Self-driving cars could ease traffic, but increase sprawl
BOSTON (AP) - A new study inspired by Boston's early experiments with self-driving cars finds that the technology could ease congestion, but might also lead to more cars on the road and further encourage urban sprawl. The report, released Tuesday by the Boston Consulting Group and the World Economic Forum, is a mostly optimistic take on how autonomous vehicles could change cities   Read More ...
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Self-driving cars could ease traffic, but increase sprawl
BOSTON (AP) - A new study inspired by Boston's early experiments with self-driving cars finds that the technology could ease congestion, but might also lead to more cars on the road and further encourage urban sprawl. The report, released Tuesday by the Boston Consulting Group and the World Economic Forum, is a mostly optimistic take on how autonomous vehicles could change cities   Read More ...
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Self-driving cars could ease traffic, but increase sprawl
BOSTON (AP) — A new study inspired by Boston's early experiments with self-driving cars finds that the technology could ease congestion, but might also lead to more cars on the road and further encourage urban sprawl. The report, released Tuesday by the Boston Consulting Group and the World Economic Forum, is a mostly optimistic take on how autonomous vehicles could change cities   Read More ...
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Toyota to test self-driving, talking Concept-i car by about 2020
TOKYO — Toyota on Monday said it would begin testing self-driving electric cars around 2020, which will use artificial intelligence (AI) to engage with drivers, as the company competes with tech firms to develop new vehicles. The car, whose concept model was unveiled earlier this year at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, will be able to converse with drivers, while building up knowledge of users' preferences, habits and emotions through deep learning, the company said   Read More ...
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Until Robots Destroy Us All (!), 'AIM' High With AI Marketing
Share Add to Marketing Artificial Intelligence Until Robots Destroy Us All (!), 'AIM' High With AI Marketing For startups looking to enhance their viability, AI presents lucrative opportunities. Want to get started?   Read More ...
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Drone hits passenger plane for the first time in North America
A drone has collided with a commercial aircraft in Canada, but only received minor damage. Aidan Kelley has the story.   Read More ...
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Drone hits passenger jet in Canada, the first time it's happened
A passenger jet in Quebec City collided with a drone, the first incident of its kind in Canada and one that prompted a message from the Canadian government reiterating drone flying rules. According to Digital Trends, the Skyjet was set to land at Jean Lesage airport in Quebec City on Oct. 12 when it hit the drone. Luckily, the plane only suffered minor damage and no one was hurt   Read More ...
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Toyota to test self-driving, talking cars by about 2020
TOKYO (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp () on Monday said it would begin testing self-driving electric cars around 2020, which will use artificial intelligence (AI) to engage with drivers, as the company competes with tech firms to develop new vehicles. The car, whose concept model was unveiled earlier this year at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, will be able to converse with drivers, while building up knowledge of users’ preferences, habits and emotions through deep learning, the company said   Read More ...
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Robots Take Over Boston’s City Hall Plaza At Tech Event
BOSTON (CBS/AP) — Robots are taking over Boston’s City Hall Plaza — and no, that’s not a political statement. More than two dozen robots were displayed in action for the public at a “robot block party” event as a part of HUBweek. Sunday morning’s free gathering sprung from a partnership between the city of Boston and MassRobotics, a collective of engineers, rocket scientists and entrepreneurs   Read More ...
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Robots take over Boston’s City Hall Plaza as part of HUBweek
BOSTON (AP) — Robots are taking over Boston’s City Hall Plaza — and no, that’s not a political statement. More than two dozen robots will be displayed in action for the public at an event that’s being billed as a “robot block party.” Gearing up for the Robot Block Party! Join us at The HUB today, 11-5pm, inside the Green Dome @MassRobotics pic   Read More ...
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Robots to take over Boston's City Hall Plaza at tech event
BOSTON (AP) — Robots are taking over Boston's City Hall Plaza — and no, that's not a political statement. More than two dozen robots will be displayed in action for the public at an event that's being billed as a "robot block party." Sunday morning's free gathering springs from a partnership between the city of Boston and MassRobotics, a collective of engineers, rocket scientists and entrepreneurs   Read More ...
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DHL to experiment with self-driving technology
The delivery giant DHL plans to begin testing self-driving trucks next year.   Read More ...
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Self-driving cars: Not ready yet, but new rules open a path
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Although consumers can’t yet get a self-driving car for themselves, the technology’s long and windy road to market is getting shorter. A public rollout is not imminent. Companies need to perfect the technology before unleashing it for regular drivers, and that means more of the highway and road testing that began several years ago. Still, California’s Department of Motor Vehicles formally proposed rules Wednesday that starting next year will govern how everyday people in the trend-setting state can get robocars   Read More ...
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Self-driving cars are on a collision course with our crappy cities
The self-driving cars are coming, and US cities are totally unprepared for the radical changes that will accompany them. Their roads are crumbling, their public transportation services are out-of-date and over-capacity, and their car traffic is among the worst in the world. Autonomous vehicles are supposed to be a panacea for mobility, but if they arrive to the status quo in our major metropolises, their promised benefits may never be realized   Read More ...
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Nuclear clean-up robot tested at Sellafield and Fukushima
An aquatic robot called Avexis is being tested in Japan ahead of being deployed into the damaged core of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. Matthew Stock reports. Video provided by Reuters.   Read More ...
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General Motors Buys a Self-Driving Technology Startup
Share Add to News and Trends General Motors Buys a Self-Driving Technology Startup Plus, Microsoft Ventures is launching an AI startup competition and there is a new smart collar for dogs that will track your pup's health.   Read More ...
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Your future companion: cool, socially adept—and a robot
This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org. Human relationships will never go out of style. But as robotics technology and artificial intelligence (AI) advance, and robots gain greater “social” abilities, we humans will form relationships with our robot helpers. We may even come to feel as though they are our friends. Is that really something we want? It’s hard to imagine that having a robot as a friend is a future many of us would desire   Read More ...
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This high-tech surveillance system can detect and take down intruding drones
As drones become more readily available, so does demand for anti-drone systems to protect critical sites and infrastructure.   Read More ...
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Waymo is the first company to give a detailed self-driving safety report to federal officials
To help keep tabs on the safety of driverless cars rolling around U.S. cities, the federal government last year, and again last month, suggested that tech firms and car companies submit safety checklists. None of the companies have done it. Until now. Waymo, a self-driving car project spun off from Google, submitted a 43-page safety report to the U.S. Department of Transportation on Thursday, offering the most detailed description yet of how it — or any other company — equips and trains vehicles to avoid the range of mundane and outrageous problems that are part of U   Read More ...
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Amazon is winning the smart home speaker wars by a huge margin
Amazon is winning the smart home speaker battle. New data from Strategy Analytics suggest that Amazon's Alexa smart assistant is beating Google in the home. Strategy Analytics found that Amazon Alexa will be on 68 percent of all smart speakers by the end of the fourth quarter of 2017. This includes Echos built by Amazon and other products built by third parties that also run Alexa   Read More ...
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Robotic gripper has a feel for the shape of things
When you reach into your pocket and grab your keys, you can tell how they're oriented, without actually seeing them. Well, an engineering team at the University of California San Diego has created a soft robotic gripper that works in much the same way. It can build virtual 3D models of objects simply by touching them, and then proceed to manipulate those items accordingly   Read More ...
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‘There was this idea that girls don’t do ... robotics.’ She wanted to change that
Sandra Brindis, a mother of two boys, is on a mission to encourage girls to get excited about engineering and technology. One of her sons started a robotics team three years ago, and Brindis continues to recruit girls to the team, even though her son has moved on to college. Here, the Cary resident talks about stereotypes, challenges and the skills kids need to learn now to succeed in the workforce   Read More ...
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Here Are the Jobs Most Likely to Be Replaced by Robots, and Those That Are Safe
The question of the role of robotics and automation in our everyday lives is one that looms large over conversations about what the workplaces and economies of the future will look like. As technology has become embedded into our lives, it’s not so much a question of if it will affect the kinds of jobs people hold, but when, where and how   Read More ...
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Drones Let Scientists Get Inside Humpback Whale Blowholes
Whales are notoriously hard to study. Scientists can sometimes observe the animals from boats or scuba dives, but whales tend to be suspicious of foreign ocean visitors and swim away if they feel threatened. Flying drones, though, can get much closer to whales than humans typically can. A team of marine biologists led by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration used remote-controlled hexacopters to get within a few feet of 26 different humpback whales to sample their blowhole microbiomes   Read More ...
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DHL to test self-driving delivery trucks in 2018
(CNN)– In the future, the trucks from mail delivery giant Deutsche Post DHL may autonomously follow its delivery persons as they walk down streets to make deliveries. The company, which employees more than 500,000 across 220 countries, said it will begin testing self-driving delivery trucks in the second half of 2018. To get a fleet up and running, DHL said it will equip some of its existing electric delivery trucks with new self-driving equipment from tech company NVIDIA and the automotive supplier ZF   Read More ...
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Insurers to work with tech firms on risks from drones, driverless cars
LONDON (Reuters) - The World Economic Forum is bringing insurers, tech firms and governments together to find ways to tackle risks from new technology such as drones and driverless cars, it said on Thursday. Tech firms have moved fast to develop new products, but assigning liability - who is responsible for any accidents or losses - is not always clear, the WEF said in a report   Read More ...
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Self-driving cars: Not ready yet, but new rules open a path
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Although consumers can't yet get a self-driving car for themselves, the technology's long and windy road to market is getting shorter. A public rollout is not imminent. Companies need to perfect the technology before unleashing it for regular drivers, and that means more of the highway and road testing that began several years ago. Still, California's Department of Motor Vehicles formally proposed rules Wednesday that starting next year will govern how everyday people in the trend-setting state can get robocars   Read More ...
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Self-driving cars: Not ready yet, but new rules open a path
By JUSTIN PRITCHARD Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) - Although consumers can't yet get a self-driving car for themselves, the technology's long and windy road to market is getting shorter. A public rollout is not imminent. Companies need to perfect the technology before unleashing it for regular drivers, and that means more of the highway and road testing that began several years ago   Read More ...
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GM 'well positioned' for future in autonomous cars, ride-hailing: UBS
General Motors is "well positioned" as a future mobility leader thanks to its extensive autonomous vehicle research and production, UBS research said. UBS reiterated its buy rating on the company's shares and raised its price target, citing GM's leadership in developing automotive technology through its AV unit as well as opportunities in the ride-hailing business. "We continue to be surprised by the performance of GM's autonomous vehicle unit," wrote analyst Colin Langan in Tuesday's note to clients   Read More ...
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Passenger drones are 'absolutely coming. ... They're flying as we speak'
Whether it's Tesla and the race to electrification, talk of banning the internal combustion engine, or the advent of car sharing that could send car sales plummeting, traditional automakers are reeling. Add to that mix another emerging technology: urban aviation. Most people would call these aircraft passenger drones, some call them quad copters, but the people in the business prefer the term Vertical Take-Off and Landing craft (VTOLs)   Read More ...
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California seeks to ease rules on self-driving cars
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - California regulators on Wednesday unveiled revised rules that would allow self-driving cars to travel the state’s highways without human drivers for the first time as early as next year, a move that won the support of automakers. The new rules represent a compromise with automotive and technology companies, which had objected to many of the requirements previously proposed by the state   Read More ...
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California moves toward public access for self-driving cars
Dozens of companies in California are reportedly now test self-driving cars, with Samsung being the latest corporation to get permission from the state's Department of Motor Vehicles. In a statement, a spokesman for Samsung said the car company will use a Toyota Prius and two Audi A3s for self-driving tests. According to Business Insider, in addition to tech giants Google and Apple, there are now almost 40 companies with permits to test self-driving cars in California, including carmakers BMW, Honda, Volkswagen and Mercedes-Benz   Read More ...
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California Moves Toward Public Access for Self-Driving Cars
California regulators took an important step Wednesday to clear the road for everyday people to get self-driving cars. The state's Department of Motor Vehicles published proposed rules that would govern the technology within California, where for several years manufacturers have been testing hundreds of prototypes on roads and highways. That testing requires a trained safety driver behind the wheel, just in case the onboard computers and sensors fail   Read More ...
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California moves toward public access for self-driving cars
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California regulators took an important step Wednesday to clear the road for everyday people to get self-driving cars. The state's Department of Motor Vehicles published proposed rules that would govern the technology within California, where for several years manufacturers have been testing hundreds of prototypes on roads and highways. That testing requires a trained safety driver behind the wheel, just in case the onboard computers and sensors fail   Read More ...
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California moves toward public access for self-driving cars
By JUSTIN PRITCHARD Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) - California regulators took an important step Wednesday to clear the road for everyday people to get self-driving cars. The state's Department of Motor Vehicles published proposed rules that would govern the technology within California, where for several years manufacturers have been testing hundreds of prototypes on roads and highways. That testing requires a trained safety driver behind the wheel, just in case the onboard computers and sensors fail   Read More ...
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California moves toward public access for self-driving cars
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California regulators have taken an important step to clear the road for everyday people to get self-driving cars. The state's Department of Motor Vehicles on Wednesday published proposed rules that would govern the technology within California, where manufacturers have been testing hundreds of prototypes on roads and highways. That testing requires a trained safety driver behind the wheel, just in case   Read More ...
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California moves toward public access for self-driving cars
By JUSTIN PRITCHARD Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) - California regulators have taken an important step to clear the road for everyday people to get self-driving cars. The state's Department of Motor Vehicles on Wednesday published proposed rules that would govern the technology within California, where manufacturers have been testing hundreds of prototypes on roads and highways. That testing requires a trained safety driver behind the wheel, just in case   Read More ...
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