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autonomous

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Autonomous drone helps unmanned helicopter fight fires (Tomorrow Daily 283)

Jeff discusses an autonomous drone's help in assisting an unmanned helicopter put out a test fire and a sensitive photon camera that can detect objects around corners.

By 9 December 2015

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Drone and helicopter work together to put out a test fire (Tomorrow Daily 283 show notes)

Lockheed Martin's autonomous firefighting drone recently underwent tests that involved spotting a blaze, alerting an unmanned chopper, and directing the helicopter to douse the fire with water.

By 9 December 2015

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Super-speedy drone zips past obstacles autonomously

Watch as a drone made with off-the-shelf parts zips past trees with ease thanks to software from an MIT student.

By 4 November 2015

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DJI Phantom 3, Inspire 1 drones gain autonomous flight modes

A September 7 firmware update will add DJI's Intelligent Flight modes, including waypoint navigation and Follow Me, to its current quadcopter lineup.

By 3 September 2015

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Ban autonomous weapons, urge AI experts including Hawking, Musk and Wozniak

Over 1,000 experts in robotics have signed an open letter in a bid to prevent a "global AI arms race".

By 27 July 2015

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Robobarista autonomously makes latte, taught by the Internet

Cornell University's PR2 robot is able to follow a set of instructions to use an espresso machine to autonomously make latte.

By 22 April 2015

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Drone-snatching eagles ready to stop illegal flights (Tomorrow Daily 307)

Dutch police work alongside company that trains eagles to capture drones, and Swiss infrastructure could someday include an autonomous cargo tunnel.

By 2 February 2016

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Google's self-driving cars tear up 3 million miles a day

Computer simulation creates "thousands of variations" of driving patterns, enabling Google's engineers to quickly test tweaks across millions of virtual miles.

By 3 February 2016

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Alphabet? Google? Either way, it's ready to rumble

Google has always been light-years ahead of its time, thanks to its unconventional co-founders. They're shaking things up, again.

By 30 January 2016

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Dutch National Police testing eagles as illegal drone deterrents (Tomorrow Daily 307 show notes)

Anti-drone technology is already on the radar of most law enforcement agencies, but the Dutch National Police are testing an idea that's far cooler, and way more low-tech: Trained. Effing. Eagles.

By 2 February 2016