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Robot Master
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Robot Master

When you visit Manuela Veloso at Carnegie Mellon University, you're not guided to her office by a security officer or even issued instructions by a secretary at...

Lasers, Cameras, and Particle Detectors: Mars Rover's Super High-Tech Science Gear
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Lasers, Cameras, and Particle Detectors: Mars Rover's Super High-Tech Science Gear

Assuming it safely passes through its terrifying and complex descent sequence, NASA's newest rover, Curiosity, should get its wheels on the Martian surface in just...

Will Wright Wants to Make a Game Out of Life Itself
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Will Wright Wants to Make a Game Out of Life Itself

For almost 30 years, Will Wright’s creations have attracted people who would never have played videogames. He's also managed the trick of developing games that...

Gps Hijacking Catches Feds, Drone Makers Off Guard
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Gps Hijacking Catches Feds, Drone Makers Off Guard

On June 19, when University of Texas researchers successfully hijacked a drone by "spoofing" it— giving it bad GPS coordinates–they showed the Department of Homeland...

Computer Watches Humans Play Connect Four, Then Beats Them
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Computer Watches Humans Play Connect Four, Then Beats Them

A computer scientist has published a paper detailing how systems can successfully win at boardgames after watching two minute-long videos of humans playing.

Drone Hijacking? That
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Drone Hijacking? That

On the evening of June 19, a group of researchers from the University of Texas successfully hijacked a civilian drone at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico...

What Nasa's Next Mars Rover Will Discover
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What Nasa's Next Mars Rover Will Discover

NASA's Mars Science Laboratory is on its way. In a little more than a month, the 1-ton rover, whichlaunched in November, will descend to the Martian surface.

Microsoft's Research Boss Celebrates Legacy of Alan Turing
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Microsoft's Research Boss Celebrates Legacy of Alan Turing

What does Alan Turing mean to Microsoft and the rest of the modern tech world? Rick Rashid can tell you.

War With Friends: Pentagon Eyes a Drone App Store
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War With Friends: Pentagon Eyes a Drone App Store

The U.S. military has dozens of different types of drones in its arsenal. Each one has its own unique controller. And each of those various controllers flies a...

­.s. Needs Another 600 Humans to Fly Its Robot Planes
From ACM Careers

­.s. Needs Another 600 Humans to Fly Its Robot Planes

The Pentagon doesn't have nearly enough people to operate its growing fleet of flying robots. Right now, the U.S. Air Force is short nearly 600 drone pilots and...

Artificial Intelligence Could Be on Brink of Passing Turing Test
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Artificial Intelligence Could Be on Brink of Passing Turing Test

One hundred years after Alan Turing was born, his eponymous test remains an elusive benchmark for artificial intelligence. Now, for the first time in decades, it's...

Humans vs. Robots: Who Should Dominate Space Exploration?
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Humans vs. Robots: Who Should Dominate Space Exploration?

The most recent footprints on the moon are 40 years old, and the next artificial mark on the lunar surface will probably be made by a robot’s wheels rather than...

From ACM News

Let the Robot Drive: The Autonomous Car of the Future Is Here

The object, vaguely pink, sits on the shoulder of the freeway, slowly shimmering into view. Is it roadkill? A weird kind of sagebrush? No, wait, it's … a puffy...

Marines Want iPads to Control Robo-Copter Brains
From ACM News

Marines Want iPads to Control Robo-Copter Brains

It's been less than a month since the Marines flew their first robotic supply helicopter on its debut combat mission in Afghanistan.

Almost 1 In 3 U.s. Warplanes Is a Robot
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Almost 1 In 3 U.s. Warplanes Is a Robot

Remember when the military actually put human beings in the cockpits of its planes?

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First Siri, Now Threat Detection: Inside Sri's Amazing R&d

Who invented Siri?

How Ibm Saw 2012 in 2007: Where's My Mind-Reading Cellphone?
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How Ibm Saw 2012 in 2007: Where's My Mind-Reading Cellphone?

The brainiacs at IBM made some pretty far-out predictions this week: In five years, they say, you won't need passwords, there will be no more digital divide,...

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Iran's Alleged Drone Hack: Tough, but Possible

Take everything that Iran says about its captured U.S. drone with a grain of salt. But its new claim that it spoofed the drone’s navigational controls isn't implausible...

It Won't Be Easy For Iran to Dissect, Copy ­.s. Drone
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It Won't Be Easy For Iran to Dissect, Copy ­.s. Drone

Prepare the dissection table. Iran says it’s planning to disassemble its prized acquisition: a CIA-operated drone that apparently crashed in its territory. Its...

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It's a Drone's World. We Just Live in It

Drones have had a profound effect on the way America fights its wars, allowing it to fight in new theaters while minimizing the risk to troops.
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