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Friday 31 August 2007

Stanford robot car "drives like Grandma"

How long before we trust a robot car coming down the street? Will I live to see it?

Wired: "It drives like my grandma," exclaimed one bystander, as Junior cautiously pulled up to an intersection, turned on its blinker, waited ten seconds, and then pulled cautiously and jerkily around the curve.

Pathetic for a human -- but pretty damn impressive for a completely self-contained, autonomous robot.

Whereas this ...

.. I could live with.

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