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These days, it seems like the media is constantly publishing stories about the imminent arrival of self-driving vehicles and their exciting benefits to motor vehicle safety, urban planning, and productivity. A study by two UK professors published just this month predicts that driverless vehicles will even be used as cheap mobile […]

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The NBA and the Lie of Amateurism

On March 14, 2019 By

On February 20, the basketball world looked on in disbelief as Zion Williamson grasped his knee, writhing in pain. To his side were tattered remains of his left sneaker, split open from the force of his pivot.  Zion Williamson is not new to the spotlight; his highlight reels and dunks have been a Continue Reading

The 2004 movie I, Robot features an Audi RSQ that drives itself among other autonomous vehicles in the year 2035. Leading actor Will Smith’s character constantly overrides the car’s autopilot feature in favor of his manual driving, particularly to the surprise of leading actress Bridget Moynahan’s character, who questions Smith, “What do you think you’re […]

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Welcome Our New Robot Overlords

On November 12, 2010 By

The U.S. Air Force is looking for a next-generation fighter jet to replace its current F-22 Raptor. In addition to (or in lieu of) conventional weapons, the Air Force is interested in non-kinetic (lasers, electromagnetic pulse generators) weapons and and remote functionality. Remote piloting removes the greatest limitation on current jets — […]

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