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How to make robots that we can trust

Self-driving cars, personal assistants, cleaning robots, smart homes - these are just some examples of autonomous systems.

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When will you be ready to get in a driverless car?

We are really close to perfecting the technology for self-driving cars. But our driverless future won't go anywhere if people don't trust it. It's one thing for our autonomous test cars to take us for a drive with a safety ...

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Self-driving cars are coming—but are we ready?

It's been 60 years since the cover of Popular Mechanics magazine gave us the promise of flying cars. But our personal mobility options remain, today and for the foreseeable future, earthbound. Will the promise of self-driving ...

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Measuring distance with a single photo

Most cameras just record colour but now the 3D shapes of objects, captured through only a single lens, can be accurately estimated using new software developed by UCL computer scientists.

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How to make a driverless car 'see' the road ahead

Microchip manufacturer Intel has invested heavily in the driverless car race with the latest US$15 billion (A$19.5bn) purchase of Israeli tech company Mobileye.

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Tesla shows a self-driving car with all its eyes on the road

(Tech Xplore)—A self-driving car from Tesla: what does it see? Finding answers could be quite important because there are people who, although treated to regular reports of technology advancements in self-driving cars braking, ...

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Helping autonomous vehicles and humans share the road

A common fantasy for transportation enthusiasts and technology optimists is for self-driving cars and trucks to form the basis of a safe, streamlined, almost choreographed dance. In this dream, every vehicle – and cyclist ...

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