This is pretty good intro to autonomous car technology.
This is a very exciting development that I've been hoping for since very early in G+. I follow a lot of people that post interesting things mixed in with things I don't care about. Hopefully, they will take advantage of this and I will be able to clean up my stream.
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Some people think that Tesla, Google, and even Apple will make us into passengers in just a few years. I think this concept from Bosch is much more likely. Current systems expect you to keep your hands on the wheel at all times. When this is no longer a constraint, the interface between the driver and vehicle particularly when switching modes will be critical. Bosch has imagined a pretty interesting version of how that might work.
In the Black Mirror episode "Be Right Back," there is a service that lets you reproduce your loved ones based on their social media profiles. It is a really interesting show and a bit disturbing. It is available on and you should watch it.
Now, has patented the idea of customizable robot personalities like this. Here is a Newsweek article about it: http://goo.gl/snwjmP
People are sensationalizing this article and talking about how high the incident rate is compared to human drivers. So, I thought I'd sensationalize another part of the article that there have been 0 injuries reported.
It will be interesting to see where this goes, particularly with the additional information coming up in the next few hours. The idea of automating the truck but keeping an operator is a brilliant way to painlessly introduce the technology. Not only can you get away with less mature capability but you don't make the trucking unions as mad. Also, in theory, driver restrictions can be circumvented so you get more on the road time from your truck.
This cool vehicle was developed with the automotive industry to see how some of the JSC robotics work could transition into the real world.
This is a brief, interesting, read about the chemicals that produce the oxygen supplied for oxygen masks. How? They are burned.
The quality of these 3D images is truly amazing. I don't see a way to download them which is disappointing but it is still cool to just look at them.
You can now admire hundreds of multi-dimensional objects from our six pilot partners' collections, from the extensive set of animal skulls of the (http://goo.gl/xQyk3F) to the Oldest Mask in the world at (http://goo.gl/HtGFhy). #3D #artstech
This is really interesting for a variety of reasons. We don't see Google announce these kinds of things in advance very often and this isn't exactly a moonshot unless their is something unique. It's hard to imagine it being a lot different from a DaVinci robot though.
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