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Evan Ackerman / IEEE Spectrum:
iRobot Announces Create 2: An Updated, Hackable Roomba   —  Building and maintaining robots is one of the biggest obstacles in robotics research: when you're spending all of your time just figuring out how to get a robot to work and then keeping it working, you end up spending none of your time teaching that robot to do anything useful.
Dec 15, 2014, 6:01 AMIn context
Mark Harris / IEEE Spectrum:
Google's first self-driving car and Street View cameras were developed by 510 Systems, a startup the company quietly bought in 2011   —  The Unknown Start-up That Built Google's First Self-Driving Car  —  Two of Google's signature innovations, Street View cameras and self-driving cars …
Nov 30, 2014, 2:45 PMIn context
Lee Gomes / IEEE Spectrum:
Interview with AI expert Michael Jordan on big data, machine learning, and our current limits   —  Machine-Learning Maestro Michael Jordan on the Delusions of Big Data and Other Huge Engineering Efforts  —  The overeager adoption of big data is likely to result in catastrophes of analysis comparable …
Oct 27, 2014, 1:55 AMIn context
Mark Harris / IEEE Spectrum:
How Google set some test parameters when it passed Nevada's autonomous vehicle testing license exam in 2012   —  How Google's Autonomous Car Passed the First U.S. State Self-Driving Test  —  Regulations governing Google's experimental self-driving cars will come into effect on California's roads starting 16 September.
Sep 14, 2014, 1:55 PMIn context
William A. Radasky / IEEE Spectrum:
Digitally controlled infrastructure is increasingly vulnerable to electromagnetic weapons   —  Electromagnetic Warfare Is Here  —  A briefcase-size radio weapon could wreak havoc in our networked world.  In the 2001 action movie Ocean's Eleven, criminals use an electromagnetic weapon to black out a portion of Las Vegas.
Sep 1, 2014, 1:55 AMIn context
Erico Guizzo / IEEE Spectrum:
MIT roboticist unveils Jibo, a social robot for the home, available for pre-order today for $499, ships 2015 holiday season   —  Cynthia Breazeal Unveils Jibo, a Social Robot for the Home  —  Cynthia Breazeal and Jibo.  —  Cynthia Breazeal, the famed roboticist at MIT's Media Lab and a pioneer …
Jul 16, 2014, 8:10 PMIn context
Jeremy Hsu / IEEE Spectrum:
First 3-D-Printed Metal Gun Shows Tech Maturity   —  A 3-D-printed metal gun made by direct metal laser sintering.  —  The world's first 3-D-printed metal gun aims to prove a point about the reliability of 3-D printing technology.  But its makers don't plan on revolutionizing the manufacture …
Nov 7, 2013, 9:00 PMIn context
Robert N. Charette / IEEE Spectrum:
The STEM Crisis Is a Myth   —  You must have seen the warning a thousand times: Too few young people study scientific or technical subjects, businesses can't find enough workers in those fields, and the country's competitive edge is threatened.  —  It pretty much doesn't matter …
Sep 1, 2013, 7:15 AMIn context
Morgen Peck / IEEE Spectrum:
Bitcoin Hits $1 Billion   —  Bitcoin, the world's first open source cryptographic currency, which has been on a tear since the beginning of this year, set a new record for itself yesterday afternoon as the price listed on the largest online exchange rose past US $92.
Mar 30, 2013, 8:40 AMIn context
Steve Mann / IEEE Spectrum:
My “Augmediated” Life   —  What I've learned from 35 years of wearing computerized eyewear  —  Back in 2004, I was awakened early one morning by a loud clatter.  I ran outside, only to discover that a car had smashed into the corner of my house.  As I went to speak with the driver …
Mar 3, 2013, 1:55 AMIn context

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