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Google looks to unleash robotic cars in Nevada

Google wants to employ its new, self-driving cars in the home state of Las Vegas. The move should keep drunk drivers out of collisions until the robot-autos team launches its takeover of the Bellagio.

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Google's self-driving car goes all Dale Earnhardt

At this week's TED conference, Google programs its self-driving car to really show its paces. It looks like an exhilarating, if slightly freaky, ride.

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Reporters' Roundtable: Self-driving cars (podcast)

Two great experts with ties to Stanford talk about the coming robot uprising. Sorry, I mean when we're going to be sharing the road with autonomous vehicles.

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Buzz Out Loud 1326: Coming soon to WP7: Passive Aggressive Birds (podcast)

On today's show, we take a look at all the Windows Phone 7 news, all the phones, and the sad little battle between Microsoft and Rovio (makers of Angry Birds). Also, more talk about the Verizon iPhone--including the rumor that the rumored phone won't go 4G for at least another few years. Plus, self-driving cars will save us all. --Molly

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Soon we will all be driving them. Or will they all be driving us? (Real picture, by the way. Marin County, California)

Google's new robot car: Crazy good or crazy crazy?

Google is testing self-driving cars, claiming that this will help prevent road fatalities. But will it only be effective if everyone is driving a self-driving car? And what kind of world would that be?

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Stanford Racing Team's leader Sebastian Thrun holds a $2-million dollar check as he catches a ride on top of Stanley # 03, a tricked-out Volkswagen Touareg R5 after his team was declared the official winner of the DARPA Grand Challenge 2005 in Primm, Nevada, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2005. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Robot Cars Invade Calif., on Orders From Google

Google Has Been Testing Self-Driving Cars on Roads in Calif.; So Far, Only a Minor Fender-Bender to Report

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Robot cars invade California, on orders from Google

Google has been testing self-driving cars on roads in California, according to a report, and so far they've avoided everything but a minor fender bender--caused by a human-driven car.

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In the 2004 film <span style="font-style: italic;">I, Robot</span>, the main character is a bit of a technophobe who manually pilots his Audi RSQ despite the fact that it--and every other vehicle in the film--is capable of driving itself. The film takes place in 2035, but it's already 2010. Where the hell is my autopilot button?<br><br>With all of the advances in vehicle safety and automation tech, that elusive button may be closer than you think. We've rounded up a collection of current and future vehicle automation technologies that may one day form the building blocks of the self driving car.<br>

The self-driving car: Vehicle automation tech

With all of the advances in vehicle automation and safety technology, cars that can drive themselves may actually be closer than you might think.

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