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Is Pay-Per-Mile Insurance the Answer for Self-Driving Cars?
Most auto insurance companies are unprepared for the arrival of self-driving cars. Metromile, however, is a firm that charges based on how much you use your car and could reflect how auto insurance will work in the era of self-driving cars. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationLIDAR Hacks Fairly Unlikely Attacks on Self-Driving Cars
To attack a self-driving car's LIDAR system, the hacker needs to physically be near the car and a solid object needs to be in front of the car. As Brad Templeton explains, other sensors in self-driving cars can more easily be compromised. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationHonda Self-Driving Cars OK’d for California Roads
The state of California has given permission to Honda to test self-driving cars on public roads. The Japanese car maker also has a self-driving car testing facility in Concord, Calif., where these cars get a test run before on-road testing. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationCan This Robot Monkey Help Search & Rescue Operations?
A robotic monkey controlled with interface technology could give search and rescue machines of the future human intelligence. Future TechSteve Wozniak: Self-Driving Cars Make Sense for Apple
Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, says self-driving cars will be a huge market, which is why it makes sense for Apple to pursue the category. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationDrunk Man Arrested for Kicking Pepper Robot
Police arrested 60-year-old Kiichi Ishikawa at a SoftBank store in Japan for "allegedly kicking a Pepper robot in a fit of rage." The Pepper robot now moves more slowly, and its internal processor may be damaged. Future Tech · Humanoid RobotsExoskeleton, Spinal Stimulation Help Paralyzed Man Voluntarily Control Legs
Mark Pollock was paralyzed in 2010 after falling from a second-story window. Today, with the help of an Ekso Bionics exoskeleton and spinal stimulation, he can voluntarily assist the exoskeleton while taking steps. Health & Sports · Wearable Robots · Future TechRodney Brooks: AI Systems “Very Narrow Tools”
Rodney Brooks, co-founder of iRobot and founder, chairman and CTO of Rethink Robotics, says AI systems "don't have the intentionality, really, even of an insect, let a lone a small mammal. People hear AI and they think they're these smart machines with wants and desires and capabilities. They don't have any of that. I wish they did, but that's not what we've been able to do in the last, really, 55 years of AI research." Future Tech · Science & TechnologySelf-Driving Golf Carts Test Skills in Singapore
Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology conduct experiment at a public garden in which self-driving golf carts ferried 500 tourists around winding paths trafficked by pedestrians, bicyclists, and the occasional monitor lizard. Health & Sports · Sports & Fitness · Future Tech · Driverless TransportationYou Should Be More Scared of Smartphones Than Robots
Gill Pratt, one of the top roboticists in the world, says people should not fear robots because they have legs. He says you should be more worried about all the data you carry around on your cellphone, and who has access to it. Future Tech · Science & TechnologyA Cyclist’s Encounter with an Indecisive Google Self-Driving Car
A bicyclist recently had a two-minute standoff with a Google self-driving car at a four-way stop in Austin, Texas. So what happened? We explain. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationUber Strengthens Self-Driving Car Team
Uber has partnered with the University of Arizona on the research and development of mapping and optics for self-driving cars. Uber will also test test its self-driving vehicles on Tucson streets. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationNarrow Roads No Problem for Self-Driving Cars
Self-driving cars face many unsolved problems. But contrary to popular belief, narrow roads are not a problem for self-driving cars. In fact, it's a scenario in which the robot cars can far outperform humans Future Tech · Driverless TransportationRank the Creepiest Humanoid Robots
Humanoid robots continue to get creepier and creepier. We need your help to determine which is the creepiest of all time. Vote in our interactive list and let us know which humanoid keeps you up at night. Future Tech · Humanoid RobotsWatch Google’s Terrifying Atlas Humanoid Run in the Woods
Atlas, a 6-foot, 2-inch humanoid robot from Google-owned Boston Dynamics, has drastically improved its walking ability since the DRC Finals. Watch it run through the woods and traverse rough terrain. Future Tech · Humanoid Robots
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